The Main Issues in Us-Ecuador Relations in the 21st Century


  • Rafał WORDLICZEK Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland


Ecuador, US, free market, democracy, drugs


Froman American perspective, Ecuador is a low-interest country and, thus US has developed a specific foreign policy towards it. There are two main goals driving US foreign policy towards Ecuador: democracy promotion and to encourage Ecuador in free market reforms by American economic initiatives like Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA). At present, US, European countries and Russia are all competing to control the keys of the Ecuadorian market.


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