Advanced indigenous cultures of the Inca Empire flourished in Ecuador long before the Spanish conquest in the 15th century. In the 20th century, it has been through cycles of political instability. Frequent splits in political parties have produced factionalism.
Glorious Mysteries: Intentions for Ecuador
1. For the present generation to learn the lessons of the past.
2. For preservation of the Amazon Basin and the Galapagos from pollution.
3. For resources to care for the many refugees seeking asylum.
4. For sound economic management.
5. For effective cross-border policing of illegal narcotics.