High Anxiety in the Andes: Crisis and Contention in Ecuador

Issue Date April 2001
Volume 12
Issue 2
Page Numbers 59-73
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Massive protest by indigenous groups in both 2000 and 2001 have overthrown one president and weakened another. Though such conflict poses a short-term threat, it may ultimately contribute to democratic development.

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José Antonio Lucero, a doctoral candidate in the department of politics at Princeton University, is currently completing a dissertation on political representation and indigenous movements in Ecuador and Bolivia. He has been a visiting researcher at both the Centro de Investigación de los Movimientos Sociales del Ecuador (CEDIME) in Quito and the Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA) in La Paz.

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