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For Ecuador's Correa, an Uneven Record: Part II

, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining Ecuador under President Rafael Correa. Part I examined Correa's domestic policy. Part II examines his foreign policy.

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's radical "Citizen's Revolution" has surprisingly translated into a foreign policy marked by pragmatism. Some of his moves -- such as embracing China, Russia and Iran -- have raised eyebrows, while others, such as the forced restructuring of Ecuador's foreign debt, have prompted some foreign investors to question the wisdom of making long-term investments in the country. But his administration has also restored full diplomatic and commercial ties with Colombia and successfully held the rotating presidency of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR). On the whole, Correa has been less inflammatory on the international stage than domestically. ...

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