Republica del Ecuador.
Quite a city with a three thousand year old history.
Cotopaxi Volcano image courtsey: wikipedia.org
The Galapagos Archipelago.
Ecuador itself is endowed with a rich biodiversity but the Galapagos Archipelago islands located about 600 miles away from the mainland is a virtual museum of biodiversity where Charles Darwin stayed and did elaborate research on the rare animals, birds and plants living in this group of islands.
Greed and deceit.
The history of
Monument in Guayaquil image courtsey: wikipedia.org
It was a god-given chance for the Spanish to interfere they acquired some territorial rights from Atahualpa for helping him to kill his brother! Finally as the story goes the Spanish became the rulers and the natives were forced to their servitude. These all had happened in the sixteenth century, and the Spanish were able to rule this land for about three centuries.
In the grips of the clergy.
The Spanish had long gone were but for years Ecuadorians had to live under the clutches of the church which had their iron grip even on all political affairs of the nation, Ecuadorians had to fight yet another battle to get liberation from the clergy. Eloy Alfaro led a revolution and reduced clergy’s power within the church. This movement is known as Julian Revolution (1925) which gave ultimate political freedom the Ecuadorians.
An unfortunate war
Wars between nations are a rarity in South American continent, but Ecuadorians had to fight one with their immediate neighbor;
A Coup D’etat.
It was in 1972 ‘The Revolutionary Nationalist Junta overthrew the ruling government and came to power adding to the woes of the people. The regime conducted elections in which Jaime Aguilera was elected they remained in power till 1979. It has been a curse for the unfortunate nation that most of the rulers resort to un-abashed populism thereby ruining the economic health of the nation. The present president Raphael Correa is no exception.
The populist policies keep
As a nation.
Ecuador Map courtsey: lib.utexas.edu
Ecuador Football Team
As it is the case with every South American nations foot-ball is a weakness to the Ecuadorians also; they can live a day without food but at least without a discussion about some foot-ball news life is dreary and dull perhaps not worth living at all!
A tourism hotspot.
Tourism Hotspots in Ecuador - image courtsey: ulyssesguides.com
Its exclusive locations like
It is hoped that the ‘CAN’ can emerge as a strong bondage that can solve most of the issues raging between the nations in this continent through friendly negotiations. A strong bondage is good either between individuals or among nations let CAN rise to such a level so that the nations can look forward to it as a facilitator for progress.