#Ecuador Emerges as Latin America’s Leftist Leader

#Venezuela DejaVu

Ecuador’s withdrawal from a U.S. trade agreement exemplifies Ecuador’s emergence as a leader in Latin America, which is divided in its relations with the United States. On Thursday , Ecuador unilaterally left the Andean Trade Preference and Drug Eradication Act, a preferential trade agreement with the United States. Quito meant to pre-empt what was likely to be a showdown with the U.S. Congress : Washington threatened to cancel the agreement over the possibility that Ecuador may offer asylum for former Booz Allen Hamilton employee Edward Snowden.
Ending the agreement is a superficial, albeit highly symbolic, gesture that reveals much about Ecuador’s geopolitical position in Latin America.

Read more: Ecuador Emerges as Latin America’s Leftist Leader | Stratfor
Follow us: @stratfor on Twitter | Stratfor on Facebook

 Ecuador Emerges as Latin America's Leftist Leader

Share this|var addthis_config = { ui_cobrand: “The MasterBlog”}

________________________ The MasterBlog

Advertisements



    Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: