May 28, 2006
I lived for 12 years in Ecuador, and I can say that the United States has not destroyed that nation and its people, as Stephany Yablow asserts (Ecuador Move Is a Wake-Up Call," May 21). Ecuador is still a beautiful country. The problem there, and many Ecuadoreans would agree, is corruption. That is why they took over Occidental Petroleum Corp. assets. It's not that they don't like Americans -- it's just that they like our dollars too much. And when they have a chance to grab them, they will.
December 12, 1991 |
U.S. Ambassador Paul C. Lambert, who called this a country plagued by corruption and excessive bureaucracy, has resigned, the U.S. Information Service said Wednesday. Lambert was not available for comment and no explanation was given for his decision.
June 25, 2006 |
Had England played Germany, as was possible for this round of 16, the hype might've rattled even ancient turtles on the Galapagos. Instead, England is playing the Galapagos, so in the run-up we've been all guinea pigs, race-walking and English referee angst. You know, fluff. England vs.
August 26, 2005 |
Protesters who had shut down oil exports vital to Ecuador's economy struck a deal with energy companies Thursday under which they will end their attacks in exchange for the firms' boosting investment in the poor communities where they operate. Negotiations had been snagged over a demand by the militant protesters that they not be prosecuted for dynamiting pipelines and vandalizing pumping equipment last week, said mediator Ramiro Gonzalez, prefect of Pichincha province.
October 15, 2005 |
Former President Lucio Gutierrez, ousted from office in April, returned to Ecuador on Friday in a bid to regain power but was arrested moments after his plane landed. About 15 heavily armed police officers boarded the chartered aircraft Friday evening after it arrived in the western city of Manta from Bogota, Colombia, where Gutierrez had received asylum. He remained calm as he was led to another plane that took him to the capital, Quito.
January 26, 2007 |
Preliminary evidence points to pilot error as the cause of a helicopter crash Wednesday night that killed Ecuador's Defense Minister Guadalupe Larriva, her teenage daughter and five military personnel, officials in that country said Thursday. The death of the Cabinet member, a confidant of newly inaugurated socialist President Rafael Correa, has stunned the nation and stirred the already tense atmosphere surrounding the leader's struggle with Congress over his agenda to "reinvent" Ecuador.
May 25, 2006 |
Ecuadorean Energy Minister Ivan Rodriguez said the South American country would not take over Occidental Petroleum Corp.'s stake in the OCP pipeline, a day after the head of state oil company Petroecuador said it would seize that stake. "The OCP is a private investment of Occidental and therefore has nothing to do" with the annulment of the contract, Rodriguez told reporters. Shares of Westwood-based Occidental fell 20 cents to $93.87.
November 22, 2003 |
Ecuador's baroque Rosary Chapel once housed exquisite 18th century paintings and sculptures. But today its walls are bare. A decade ago, the small church in the heart of Quito, Ecuador's colonial capital, lost seven paintings and two religious sculptures to art thieves who are making a fortune off this poor Andean nation's immense cultural wealth. "It's a double hit.
December 6, 2013 |
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments. The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal. Mexico will open play on June 13 in a Group A game against Cameroon. Here is a group-by-group look at the schedules. The top two in each group advances to single-elimination play for the championship. Group A Brazil, Croatia, Cameroon, Mexico June 12: Brazil vs. Croatia at Sao Paulo June 13: Mexico vs. Cameroon at Natal June 17: Brazil vs. Mexico at Fortaleza June 18: Cameroon vs. Croatia at Manaus June 23: Cameroon vs. Brazil at Brasilia; Croatia vs. Mexico at Recife Group B Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia June 13: Spain vs. the Netherlands at Salvador; Chile vs. Australia at Cuiaba June 18: Spain vs. Chile at Rio de Janeiro; Australia vs. the Netherlands at Porto Alegre June 23: Australia vs. Spain at Curitiba; the Netherlands vs. Chile at Sao Paulo Group C Colombia, Greece, Ivory Coast, Japan June 14: Colombia vs. Greece in Belo Horizonte; Ivory Coast vs. Japan at Recife June 19: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast at Brasilia; Japan vs. Greece in Natal June 24: Japan vs. Colombia at Cuiaba; Greece vs. Ivory Coast at Fortaleza Group D Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy June 14: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica at Fortaleza; England...
January 21, 1996 |
In a village high in the Andes, in a town of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, lives a 72-year-old saddle maker called Luis Leopoldo Obando. The name of his village, Esperanza, means hope and it was with similar sentiment that we had split from the tourist path for a journey into the countryside to meet folk artists in their villages. We had left the capital city of Quito at dawn in search of him--his photo and the name of his village our only clues to his whereabouts.