ECUADORIANS LINE UP TO GET PASSPORTS.
An Ecuadorian woman shows her identification as she stands at the head of a line of her countrymen waiting to request passports in Quito January 14. Tens of thousands of Ecuadorians have left their country over the last months as a result of the economic crisis. President Jamil Mahuad dollarized Ecuador's economy last weekend in a drastic effort to control galloping inflation. The extreme measure has been met with conflicting reactions, with some supporting and others rejecting the initiative. Ecuador's security forces are bracing for a weekend of protests in the wake of the dollarization.