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At that time, Ecuador became a part of Gran Colombia, which consisted of Colombia and Venezuela. In 1830, Ecuador seceded from Gran Colombia and became its 36 CHAPTER 2 . INTRODUCING SOUTH AMERICA own separate republic. The rest of the 19th century was marked by political instability. Conflicts flared between the Conservatives, led by Gabriel García Moreno, and the Liberals, led by Eloy Alfaro. The Conservatives sided with the Catholic Church and Ecuadorians of privilege, while the Liberals fought for social reforms.

Later in the early 20th century, when the demand for cocoa decreased, political unrest ensued. In 1925, the military seized power from the former procapitalist leaders. The 1930s were a time of uncertainty for Ecuador: From 1931 to 1940 a total of 12 different presidents spent time at the helm. In 1941, war erupted between Ecuador and Peru over land in the Amazon basin region. In an attempt to settle the dispute, Ecuador signed the Protocol of Rio de Janeiro in 1942 and surrendered much of the disputed land to Peru.

See p. 437. • Fundación Guayasamín, Quito: Quito is most famous for being a city of historical wonders. But this modern art museum proves that the city is also moving forward. Oswaldo Guayasamín is one of Ecuador’s best-known modern artists, and this museum has an impressive collection of his oftenchaotic work. He used his art to express his hatred for the totalitarian regimes of many Latin American countries in the 1970s. His work is extremely moving and powerful. See p. 505. • Museo de la Nación, Lima: Lima is the museum capital of Peru, and the National Museum traces the art and history of the earliest inhabitants to the Inca Empire, the last before colonization by the Spaniards.

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