Reuters Factbox – Key political risks to watch in Ecuador
Reuters updates its profile of Ecuador:
Ecuador has calmed down since hundreds of police officers mutinied last year, causing deadly riots and surrounding President Rafael Correa for hours in a Quito hospital where he had taken refuge.
A fresh round of political turbulence may be on the way as the fiery left-wing leader promotes a voter referendum to be held later this year. Several lawmakers have defected form his ruling coalition over the measure.