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more thoughts on ecuador

In the midst of the drama this past week in Quito, I was really disturbed at the prospect of yet another extrajudicial transfer of power in Ecuador. It’s been since 1996 and the end of Sixto Duran’s term from 1992

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coup update

Things are moving fast in Ecuador. Word on the twitters is that troops – something like four battalions – have engaged the police in an attempt to liberate Correa from the hospital. There’s live fire engagement between the police and

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coup attempt in Ecuador?

News today of a police revolt against Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa is unsettling. National police are upset over cuts to their salary and benefits, and a protest against Correa seems to have erupted into something much more serious. The Christian

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The Future of Andean History

Following are the comments I’ve prepared for the CLAH Andean Studies Roundtable, “The Future of the Andean Past.” I’m going to be posting these comments at the Roundtable blog this week, but I thought I’d put them up here first.

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Quito á la Condamine

I’ve been derelict on the blog the last few months. This semester has been my first as a full time commuter, flying most weeks back and forth between the South and the Southwest. I also taught an overload, banking a

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Quito 1809: In Defense of King, Religion, and Patria pt. II

The first week of rule was obviously a busy one for Quito’s Supreme Junta. In addition to deposing the Audiencia and its president, the junta initiated attempts to gain support both in the city and in the region traditionally ruled

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the hiatus ends

I have been derelict in my blog duties this summer– really since my last week in Quito. I started a long post on spending a day in Quito’s Centro, and how much has changed since the last time I was

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