The CIA in Ecuador
Reviews of Marc Becker, The CIA in Ecuador (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020):
“Marc Becker is among our most respected scholars of cold war politics and policing in Latin America and this book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on the topic that provides much-needed historiography on Ecuador.” — Greg Grandin, author of The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
“I am aware of no other book that goes into such detail on the evolution of the Ecuadorian Communist Party. Among Marc Becker's most important findings is his refreshing argument that Ecuadorian communism and anticommunism both emerged from Ecuadorian conflicts, aspirations, and class struggles. The party was not a puppet of Moscow, nor was the government a puppet of Washington. In line with some of the best work on Latin America's cold war, this volume makes an original and valuable contribution and will be as welcomed in the field as his excellent The FBI in Latin America.” — Max Paul Friedman, author of Rethinking Anti-Americanism: The History of an Exceptional Concept in American Foreign Relations
Alfonso Reece Dousdebés, "La CIA en Ecuador," El Universo (February 22, 2021).