• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


In 1532 the Spaniards founded a colony in Ecuador, then called Quito. In 1821 a revolt led to the defeat of the Spaniards at Pichincha and thus independence from Spain. On 13 March 1830, Quito became the Republic of Ecuador. Political instability was endemic. From the mid-1930s, President José Maria Velasco Ibarra was deposed by military coups from four of his five presidencies.


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Further Reading

  1. Roos, W. and van Renterghem, O., Ecuador in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture. 1997CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Sawyer, Suzana, Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador. 2004CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Seiverston-Scher, M., Ethnopolitics in Ecuador: Indigenous Rights and the Strengthening of Democracy. 2001Google Scholar
  4. National Statistical Office: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEC), Juan Larrea N15–36 y José Riofrío, Quito.Google Scholar
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