My Ecuador resident asked me to polish up a paragraph she needed for homework. After using the broken Spanish I know and piecing together the English she knows, we came up with this:
The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, is not very liked by the richest people in my home country. Before he became president, the country did not make the rich pay their fair portion of taxes, so the burden of funding programs for growth were on the middle and lower class. When he was elected president, Correa changed the laws so that all of the citizens would pay taxes. With the increased income, Ecuador now has the money to properly fund social programs, construct bridges that connect towns and cities, made improvements to the educational system, and updated the technology in hospitals. The most important change that Correa made was to provide free health care throughout the country. He has had opposition from the people who have large incomes. They do not like to pay higher taxes. Correa is a very popular president to the working class. I hope that other presidents continue to follow his lead and keep these changes that help all citizens of Ecuador.
There is some speculation that Correa would be president for life, a move opposed by those who think this would ruin the democracy in the country.