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March 6, 2004 |
Carlos Julio Arosemena, 84, the onetime president of Ecuador whose term ended in a 1963 military coup, died Friday in Guayaquil after a long illness, his family said. Scion of a wealthy Guayaquil family, Arosemena earned his law degree at the University of Guayaquil and became active in liberal politics. Elected vice president in 1960, Arosemena rose to the presidency after the ouster of President Velasco Ibarra a year later in a military coup.
August 7, 2003 |
President Lucio Gutierrez's alliance with Ecuador's powerful Indian movement collapsed Wednesday, ending vital support that catapulted him into office last year in one of Latin America's most politically unstable countries. Presidential spokesman Marcelo Cevallos said the governing alliance broke up after lawmakers from Pachakutik, the leftist political branch of the Indian movement, voted to defeat a labor reform bill required by the International Monetary Fund.
May 7, 2003 |
Lawyers representing some 30,000 impoverished Ecuadoreans are expected to sue ChevronTexaco Corp. today, accusing the second-largest U.S. oil company of contaminating the rainforest and sickening local residents. The suit alleges that a ChevronTexaco unit discharged billions of gallons of contaminated water, causing widespread pollution and illness. The company rejects the charges. Last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals put aside a similar suit, saying the issue should be tried in Ecuador.
November 24, 2002 |
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador -- The giant Quaker Oats man smiled gently down from a wall at the political debauchery beneath him. At an enormous industrial grain mill owned by the country's richest man, a candidate for president, thousands of partisans gathered last week to celebrate the close of the political campaign. In the shadow of 15-story-high grain elevators and flammable-gas warning signs, supporters of Alvaro Noboa danced, drummed and waved bright yellow flags.
September 10, 2002 |
Italian soccer fans certainly remember Byron Moreno. Now, the Ecuadorean referee is under fire in his own country. Ecuador's most popular club, Barcelona, on Monday demanded the permanent suspension of Moreno after he added 12 minutes of injury time during a 4-3 weekend loss to Liga de Quito. Barcelona led, 3-2, after 90 minutes when the fourth official indicated six minutes of injury time, a total Moreno ended up doubling. Liga scored in the 99th and 100th minutes to win.
January 29, 2002 |
An Ecuadorean jetliner carrying 92 people, including seven children, crashed in Colombia in the fogbound Andes, airline officials said. The Boeing 727-100 from TAME, an Ecuadorean carrier, was heading from the capital, Quito, to Tulcan, 110 miles northeast. It crashed near Ipiales, Colombia, just over the border from Tulcan, TAME spokeswoman Toa Quirola said. However, Colombian aviation officials who searched the border area said they were unable to find the crash site.
February 5, 2001 |
Many therapists have served the needs of gay and lesbian couples. Like heterosexual couples, same-sex partners seek counseling for everything from a mate whose sloppiness is like nails to a chalkboard to grappling with severely mismatched libidos. But now, clinical psychologist John Gottman, a research scientist at the University of Washington who has studied heterosexual couples for 28 years, has tailored workshops explicitly for the needs of gay and lesbian couples based upon research that examined the interactions of same-sex couples.
June 6, 1999 |
They followed their mother everywhere: to the Laundromat, to church, to America. They followed her down the railroad tracks and into the path of Amtrak's Twilight Shoreliner as it tore through the night. Pedro, 3; Angel, 6; Jose, 10; and Carlos, 11. Their friends say they followed their mother to heaven. Julia Toledo was a tiny woman with a bright smile whose children charmed the neighborhood.