From the forums
Written by an ex-president, Osvaldo Hurtado, and translated by Barbara Sipe into an amazingly easy to read format. This man knows his country, and he reveals the idiosyncrasies. The book is called "Portrait of a Nation, Culture and Progress in Ecuador," Madison Books, copyright, 2010. It exists only in hard copy and is $20-some through Amazon, though the book cover states a higher price. You may be able to search for a used copy. I did not have that option, but I am very glad I have this book, as after 30+ years here, I am still trying to figure out the "Ecuadorian mentality!"
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