Ingrid Valladares Gonzalez

About Ingrid Valladares Gonzalez

Ingrid hails from Ecuador where she obtained a dual Bachelors Degree in Economics. She also studied English, French and Portuguese. With her strong language skills, Ingrid soon gained a role in the Foreign Affairs Department of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador and this experience encouraged her to get involved in global affairs. She then decided to pursue her Masters of International Relations at the University of Queensland in order to build knowledge and experience.

Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis

The ongoing Venezuelan political, economic, and humanitarian crises have caused great concern not only to the country’s citizens but also to the Latin American region as a whole. During the past few years, Nicolas Maduro’s regime has been nationally and internationally recognized as authoritarian.  The huge violations of human rights, […]

A Regional Agreement To Protect Environmental Activists In Latin America And The Caribbean

As a result of the increasing number of murders of land and environmental defenders in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 24 states of the region have adopted a legally binding agreement on the “access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.”  The principal aim of this deal is to protect […]

Ecuador And The National Referendum: The Breakdown Of A Socialist Regime

On the 4th of February, a national referendum was held in Ecuador. Seven questions regarding topics about corruption, indefinite re-election, children and environmental protection, mining, the law on capital gains, and the restructuring of the Council for Citizen Participation and Social Control, a government body, were part of the controversial […]