Latin America’s Shifting Politics: Ecuador After Correa

Article
October 2018

The question of succession is a tricky one for populist leaders. In Ecuador, it has produced a surprising reversal for Rafael Correa, who had thoroughly dominated the political scene for the past decade.

Latin America’s Authoritarian Drift: Technocratic Populism in Ecuador

Article
July 2013

President Rafael Correa, now entering his third term, has built a curious form of populist-authoritarian regime. He champions redistributionism and a kind of technocratic leftism while assaulting the traditional left along with such mainstays of a liberal society as the freedom of the press.