RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - He was so disconnected from Ecuador that he couldn't even vote in the election he won last Sunday. But Andrés Arauz, the leftist candidate who won the first round of the presidential elections by a margin of over 10 points, emerges as the latest figure in a latest rise of progressive projects in Latin America.
Arauz had lived in Mexico since 2017 and his ties to ex-president Rafael Correa, who was unable to run because he was sentenced to eight years and disqualified for corruption, ultimately led to his return to the country . . .