Thursday, August 24, 2006
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador -- When I flew here this week to moderate Ecuador's first presidential debate in two decades, I thought that most candidates had learned something from this country's experience of chronic political chaos and would offer constructive ideas to build a stable democracy. How wrong I was! I started my questions to the five leading candidates for the Oct. 15 election on the issue of political instability, because Ecuador has had seven presidents over the past 10 years, and 5 economy ministers over the past 15 months. Guess what they answered? Read the full column here. I'm interested in your comments.