Mining protesters march through Quito. They could derail Rafael Correa's re-election plans. (photo: dpa)

Ecuador: Oil-driven boom should reward Rafael Correa's re-election

Rafael Correa is expected to stand for - and win - Ecuador's presidential election early in 2013. But the challenges he faces include a soaring crime rate, anti-mining protests and his confrontational approach to politics. GIS guest author and Andes specialist, Dr Catherine Conaghan of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, examines the issues in this special report.

PRESIDENT Rafael Correa is poised to reap the political rewards of Ecuador’s oil-driven boom in the national elections in February 2013.

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Dr. Catherine Conaghan
Its geography and porous borders have made it an attractive site for criminal activity, combined with its adoption of the US dollar as the national currency and lax visa policies in recent years
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