If there's one thing that makes Chavismo a unique movement in Latin America's history, it's general deterrence.
The southern desert is probably best described as Morocco's deep end. Sandwiched between the Atlas Mountains and the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Morocco's south is a desolate strip of dusty wasteland peppered with sand-swept towns and villages stubbornly weathering the searing hot winds.
Persistent rumors of coup plots and simmering fears of violence turned Ecuador's typically drowsy capital Quito into the scene of a tense standoff on Thursday night.
Ecuador is overflowing with great hiking and climbing opportunities, but where to start?