Ecuador Approves New Constitution

By a landslide vote estimated at around 65%, the people of Ecuador approved a new constitution yesterday that gives President Rafael Correa more power in his quest to end corruption and erase poverty in this Andean nation. The new constitution guarantees worker rights and allows Correa to run for two more terms, meaning he could still be in office as late as 2017. It is unclear if the constitution will affect tourism, one of Ecuador’s most important industries.

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