Ecuador: Resources

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Informative links to organizations, resource centers, media centers, government and resources of published books, films, and reports of the past and present issues within Ecuador.

Information about Ecuador
 
 
News Sources
 
 
La Hora
Ecuador's primary news sources.
 
NACLA
North American Congress on Latin America: Provides news and analyses of major events and trends in Latin America
 
Americas.org
News on Latin America by country
 
WOLA
Washington Office on Latin America: Promotes human rights and social and economic justice in Latin America. Good source for US-Latin America policy news.
 

Books

Sawyer, Suzanne. Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador. (Duke University: 2004)

Isbister, John. Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development. (Kumarian Press Incorporated: 2003)

Grimes, Kimberly. Artisans and Cooperatives: Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy. (University of Arizona: 2000)

Langer, Erick. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America. (Scholarly Resource Books: 2000)

Lucas, Kintto. We Will Not Dance on Our Grandparents' Tombs: Indigenous Uprisings in Ecuador. (2000, Catholic Institute for International Relations)

Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudi. The Native Leisure Class (1999, University of Chicago Press)

Kane, Joe. Savages. (Vintage Books: 1996)

Icaza, Jorge. Huasipungo. (Southern Illinois University Press: 1973)

Fiction:

Cuentos andinos. Editorial Popular: 1992

Erro-Peralta, Nora, ed. Beyond the Border: A New Age in Latin American Women's Fiction. Cleis Press: 1991

Sepulveda, Luis. Un viejo que leía novelas de amor. Penguin Books: 1998

Other:

Kleymeyer, Charles David. Padre Sol, Madre Luna/Father Sun, Mother Moon. Abya Yala: 2000

Plotkin, Mary J. Tales of a Shaman Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazonian Rainforest. 1993

Films

Soy Defensor de la Selva (I am a Defender of the Rainforest), by Eriberto Gualinga from Sarayaku (2004)

Ratas, ratones, rateros, by Juan Sebastián Cordero (107 min., 1999)

Trinkets and Beads, by Christopher Walker (53 min., 1996)

Internet Articles

Ecuador's Presidential Election: Background on Economic Issues
By CEPR
This paper published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research looks at the biggest economic challenges that Ecuador's new president will need to address, and examines its recent economic history, including the issues of growth, dollarization, and international trade and finance.

PAHO2002
Traditional Complementary, and Alternative Medicine and Therapies in the Americas: Policies, Plans, and Programs.

PAHO1999
Traditional Health Systems in Latin America and the Carribean: Base Information.

PAHO1998
Poblacion Indigena y Reforma del Sector Salud: El Caso de Ecuador