Dollarized Latinos: American Money Beyond Its Borders

So-called dollarized economies, like Ecuador’s, are a powerful way the United States foists the visual power of its currency throughout the hemisphere and globe. In this piece, we explore how widespread informal dollarization operates side-by-side to influence everyday life in Latin America.



William Chiriguayo

William Chiriguayo is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University. His work centers on the production of United States currency and its role--along with other projections of American influence--on the expansion of United States territorial and cultural empire.

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