January 23, 2017  by Sylvan Hardy

The circumstances appear ideal for a conservative to win Ecuador’s presidency in 2017.

The economy is in its second year of recession. Unemployment is up, as is the broader-reaching rate of under-employment. Support for President Rafael Correa has dropped below 40%, the lowest point of his 10-year administration. Complaints about government policies on taxation, mining, business regulation, and human rights are on the uptrend. And then there are the two bribery scandals that have put corruption front-and-center in the minds of voters. Read More