Protesting Neoliberalism in Ecuador

  • How did proposed neoliberal reforms lead to conflict in Ecuador  in October 2019?

  • How can neoliberal policies be perceived  as  structural violence?

We will explore the questions through a video, a reading and by mapping the conflict. 

  • Warm Up

  • Videos: "DN!: Indigenous-Led Anti-Austerity Protests Shut Down Quito Forcing Ecuadorian Government to Move Capital" and "Aljazeera: What's behind violent protests? Ecuador's vice president explains"

  • Reading and Study Guide: "Throughout South America, Structural Violence Is Showing Up as Street Violence"

  • Conflict Mapping

The October 2019 Protests in Ecuador from Two Perspectives:
A Lawyer defending the Protestors
and the Vice-President of Ecuado
Videos and Study Guide

December 15th, 2019.

October 9th, 2019.​
 
Foreign Policy in Focus. December 20th, 2019.
"Throughout South America, Structural Violence Is Showing Up as Street Violence"
Reading and Study Guide
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The October strike in Quito, Ecuador (Shutterstock)