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Ecuador leader pushing for radical changes

Since taking power in April after a popular upheaval led to his predecessor’s hasty departure, Ecuadorean President Alfredo Palacio has spoken of little other than reforming an unstable political system that has been home to seven presidents in the last 10 years. But some Ecuadoreans worry that Palacio’s recent proposals may lead to an even more chaotic situation. ”The only stable thing right now is instability,” said Simón Pachano, a sociologist at FLACSO, a Latin America-wide program for social science studies. “The president has opened up a box of surprises that he won’t be able to handle.” Full Story

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