The basic monetary unit of Ecuador until 2000, equal to 100 centavos.
- Ecuador abandoned the sucre for the U.S. dollar last year.
- Fortunately for Ecuador, obtaining U.S. dollars to replace sucres has been aided by the high price of oil, Ecuador's main export.
- Ecuadorian trade unions are threatening to call mass protests this month against the worsening economic conditions caused by last April's replacement of Ecuador's currency - the sucre - with the dollar.
Named after A. J. de Sucre (see Sucre, Antonio José de).
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