Cultural Changes In Ecuador

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The country of Ecuador is located in South America, south of the country of Columbia. According to The Nations of the World, the President of Ecuador is Rafael Correa. President Rafael has been in office for the past seven years (540). The currency of Ecuador is the U.S. dollar (Dejuane, 1). The population of Ecuador is around 15.24 million. That particular population measure was taken in the census of 2012 (Gottlieb, 545). Although Ecuador 's population is quite minuscule for a country its size, there is still a variety of cultures, historical background, clothing, sports, holidays, government, and an ever changing climate.
In Unlock the Treasures of Ecuador 's Culture it is stated that:
The Ecuadorians have a distinctive type of dress
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Ecuador has a long list of history. It is stated in Ecuador, that Ecuador first started out as a province of Spain. After roughly 200 years, a revolt occurred against the establishment of Spain. Ecuador teamed up with the other surrounding provinces and created the Confederacy, known as The Greater Columbia. 100 years later The Greater Columbia then collapsed. As a result, Ecuador became independent. There was a lot of corruption in the newly established government, causing a lot of revolts. Due to the revolts, in the first 130 years, there was a total of 48 presidents. Conservatives were in charge until the 1895 revolution. As a result, the church was abolished and the people of Ecuador gained the freedom of religion and other basic rights, like freedom of speech. Until 1970, it was under military rule. However, it then switches over to a democracy. In 1998, Ecuador encountered one of the worst economic disasters they have ever experienced. An El Niño caused somewhere around 3 billion in damages. The El Niño destroyed Ecuador infrastructure, destroying a lot of their oil refineries. Up until today, Ecuador has been running well without too many troubles…show more content…
Vehicles, medicines, telecommunications equipment, and electricity are the main imports. The United States, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil are its chief trading partners. During the 1980s and 90s, Ecuador 's leaders imposed austerity budgets on the government in an attempt to stimulate economic growth. The country experienced an economic crisis in the late 1990s, but began recovery early in the 21st cent. Ecuador is a member of the Andean Community, an economic organization of South American
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