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December 12, 1991 | Associated Press
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.
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SPORTS
June 25, 2006 | Chuck Culpepper, Special to The Times
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.
WORLD
August 26, 2005 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2006 | From Reuters
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.
WORLD
March 8, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
A Latin American border crisis triggered by the Colombian military's incursion into Ecuador to kill a rebel leader was apparently resolved Friday when Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa accepted his Colombian counterpart's apology and promise not to repeat the transgression.
WORLD
February 17, 2005 | Hector Tobar and Orlando Perez, Special to The Times
Opposition groups and supporters of Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez staged competing marches Wednesday that brought at least 100,000 people into the streets of this capital. The marches came amid international criticism of Gutierrez's efforts to gain control of the Supreme Court and fears that the country's increasingly tense and polarized political climate could degenerate into violence.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The head of Ecuador's state oil company said he resigned at the government's request Wednesday, hours after he demanded an end to a contract allowing Occidental Petroleum Corp. to operate in the country. "The minister of energy has asked for my resignation and I presented it a few moments ago," Petroecuador President Carlos Pareja told reporters. The government has the final say on whether to end the contract with Occidental.
WORLD
March 3, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Ecuador and Venezuela said Sunday that they were moving thousands of troops to Colombia's borders, a day after Colombian forces killed a leftist rebel leader in Ecuadorean territory. Bogota later charged that high officials in Ecuador met recently with the slain rebel, Raul Reyes, to accommodate the guerrillas' presence there.
WORLD
March 7, 2008 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
Even at a rally where the placards, chants and speeches carried a distinctly anti-government flavor, Colombians on Thursday backed President Alvaro Uribe after his soldiers' risky incursion into Ecuador to kill a leftist rebel leader. The incursion Saturday brought reproval from the Organization of American States and prompted neighbors Ecuador and Venezuela to mass troops at their borders and cut diplomatic ties.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Occidental Petroleum Corp. committed 34 violations of its contract to operate oil fields in the Amazon jungle, Ecuador's attorney general said Tuesday in a petition to the Energy Ministry asking that the 19-year-old contract be terminated. Occidental, which revealed late Monday that the government of Ecuador was considering canceling the contract, has denied any wrongdoing.
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