Evan Ellis: China in Latin America — the Ecuador Case with Sidebars on Venezuela and Bolivia

While this article was written prior to President Moreno’s December 2018 trip to the PRC (securing a new $900 million loan), you may find this article a useful sector-by-sector analysis of the relationship, with a comparison to China’s relationship with Venezuela and Bolivia, as well as discussion of President Moreno’s attempt to secure more equitable …

Yoda: Ecuador to Screw Assange? Signs Trump Trying to Save Him?

Sad be we. Integrity not, Ecuador? Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa: Assange’s Days in Ecuadorian Embassy Are Numbered According to a report from ABC International, Correa told reporters during a meeting with the media at the International Press Club of Madrid that current Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno is caving to pressure from the United States. …

2014 Steele on Intelligence in Ecuador (English)

SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Ecuador This is the English-language version full text online. The version presented in Spanish with photographs of the event and other links is: 2014 Robert Steele en Ecuador: LA IMPORTANCIA DE LAS RELACIONES CIVICO – MILITARES EN EL PROCESO DE profesionalización DE LOS SERVICIOS DE INTELIGENCIA PDF (English with Notes): PDF Steele in …

Michel Bauwens: FLOK Economics Failure in Ecuador – Lessons

An assessment of the FLOK process and why the P2P Foundation will not use the FLOK brand in the future (note: this version was originally written at the request of Jay Wallsjasper of On the Commons, slightly expanded and updated on July 13; it’s a little more elaborate than the first informal assessment shared here …

Jean Lievens: Indigenous Economy & Ethical Work in Ecuador

Indigenous Economy & Ethical Work in Ecuador – Dissertation Reviews From dissertationreviews.org – May 6, 10:43 AM Drawing on a range of personal experiences and ethnographic fieldwork conducted over a number of years, Kristine Latta’s Merchant Moralities is a detailed and sympathetic account of the moral predicaments faced by Otavalo’s indigenous comerciantes/merchants. Working with Otavaleño communities, indigenous leaders, …

Ecuador Initiative: Commons-Oriented Productive Capacities

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. Commons-oriented Productive Capacities 1 Executive summary 2 Introduction and focus: basic principles 2.1 The concept and forms of the knowledge economy 3 A critique of cognitive …

Ecuador Initiative: Limits of Economic Valuations of Nature

ECUADOR INITIATIVE: Transition Proposals Toward a Commons-Oriented Economy and Society Sponsored by the National Institute of Advanced Studies of Ecuador, carried out by the Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK) Society. From Jose Luis Vivero Pol BIOMOT Policy Brief 1 – Limitations to Economic Environmental Valuation 1. EEV methods fail to secure ecosystem systainability. 2. EEV methods …

Reflections on the Ecuador Initiative — Open Source Everything Combined with Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support 1.1

Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation and one of my personal pioneer heroes, is deeply engaged in Ecuador with a Presidential initiative. This endeavor could be world-changing, first in Ecuador, then across South America, and ultimately around the globe starting with the BRICS and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere. I …