The Uruguayan politican analyst, Raúl Zibechi, argues that Ecuador is the latest in a series of Latin American nations, including Brazil, in which the state is promoting a new form of neoliberalism, which is being called post-neoliberalism.
Ecuador: the struggle for Sumak Kawsay, or 'the right to a good life'. Both the government and social movements see themselves as engaged in the struggle to forge a new and more sustainable way of life for the country.
President Rafael Correa is planning a referendum on changes to the constitution to facilitate the fight against crime. His critics say this is not the best way to tackle the growing problem of insecurity.