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January 20, 1986
The president of Ecuador, Leon Febres-Cordero, said in Los Angeles that he hopes to induce Hollywood producers to select his South American country as a location for future film sites. "We hope to give them the facilities they need to come in and out, and to organize the logistics for them through our Ministry of Tourism," the conservative, English-speaking president told a news conference. "We have already been contacted by some producers who find us perfect for producing film."
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July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
A military court on Tuesday handed prison sentences to 58 air force commandos who took part in the 11-hour kidnaping of President Leon Febres Cordero last January. Thirty-six others were acquitted. Febres Cordero was released unharmed after he signed a pardon for retired air force Gen. Frank Vargas Pazzos, the commandos' former leader. Two presidential bodyguards were killed in the Jan. 16 abduction.
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NEWS
July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
A military court on Tuesday handed prison sentences to 58 air force commandos who took part in the 11-hour kidnaping of President Leon Febres Cordero last January. Thirty-six others were acquitted. Febres Cordero was released unharmed after he signed a pardon for retired air force Gen. Frank Vargas Pazzos, the commandos' former leader. Two presidential bodyguards were killed in the Jan. 16 abduction.
NEWS
January 22, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The Ecuadorean air force Wednesday disbanded the paratroop commando unit that kidnaped President Luis Febres Cordero last week, and the attorney general launched a criminal investigation of the unit's 150 members. The actions were taken despite the president's written pledge, as a condition for his release, that there would be no disciplinary or legal action against the rebels.
NEWS
January 19, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The cashiered air force commander who was freed from prison in exchange for Ecuador's kidnaped president has left a military base here and gone into hiding because he fears for his safety, his brothers said Sunday. Retired Gen. Frank Vargas Pazos abandoned the Taura air base in a jeep with an unidentified woman companion and two rebel air force corporals Saturday afternoon, the base commander said.
NEWS
January 21, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
Center-left parties controlling Ecuador's Congress urged President Leon Febres Cordero to resign Tuesday night, saying his conduct while being held captive during a military revolt has destroyed his authority. "His resignation is the only way Ecuador can re-establish peace and assure the survival of democracy," Trajano Andrade, leader of the largest opposition party, said in a speech opening debate on a resolution asking the president to step down.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The renegade former general who inspired a 12-hour abduction of President Leon Febres Cordero by air force rebels last week has vowed to keep fighting what he calls a civilian dictator, "if I have to do it from hiding." "He stopped being president when he failed to live up to his oath to respect the constitution," retired air force Gen. Frank Vargas Pazos said in a clandestine meeting with three foreign reporters. "In a practical way, he has shown that he is a dictator."
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
President Leon Febres Cordero said Saturday that the renegade air force troops who took him captive kicked, punched, insulted and threatened "to take me out and shoot me" until he agreed to free his chief military rival from prison. In a dramatic recounting of his 12-hour captivity Friday, after two of his bodyguards died in a shoot-out, the president said he defied the rebels to kill him, then signed an amnesty for retired air force Gen.
NEWS
March 9, 1986 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The Colt .45 pistol, which is either on his hip or close by in a top drawer of his desk, tells a lot about Leon Febres Cordero, the president of Ecuador. "My best friend," Febres Cordero said recently, referring to the pistol. "It doesn't ask for anything, it never eats and it's always ready." A champion pistol shot in his youth, he has never had to use the gun except in target practice but keeps it close at hand. "I've been armed all my life," he said.
NEWS
January 22, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The Ecuadorean air force Wednesday disbanded the paratroop commando unit that kidnaped President Luis Febres Cordero last week, and the attorney general launched a criminal investigation of the unit's 150 members. The actions were taken despite the president's written pledge, as a condition for his release, that there would be no disciplinary or legal action against the rebels.
NEWS
January 21, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
Center-left parties controlling Ecuador's Congress urged President Leon Febres Cordero to resign Tuesday night, saying his conduct while being held captive during a military revolt has destroyed his authority. "His resignation is the only way Ecuador can re-establish peace and assure the survival of democracy," Trajano Andrade, leader of the largest opposition party, said in a speech opening debate on a resolution asking the president to step down.
NEWS
January 20, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The renegade former general who inspired a 12-hour abduction of President Leon Febres Cordero by air force rebels last week has vowed to keep fighting what he calls a civilian dictator, "if I have to do it from hiding." "He stopped being president when he failed to live up to his oath to respect the constitution," retired air force Gen. Frank Vargas Pazos said in a clandestine meeting with three foreign reporters. "In a practical way, he has shown that he is a dictator."
NEWS
January 19, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The cashiered air force commander who was freed from prison in exchange for Ecuador's kidnaped president has left a military base here and gone into hiding because he fears for his safety, his brothers said Sunday. Retired Gen. Frank Vargas Pazos abandoned the Taura air base in a jeep with an unidentified woman companion and two rebel air force corporals Saturday afternoon, the base commander said.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
President Leon Febres Cordero said Saturday that the renegade air force troops who took him captive kicked, punched, insulted and threatened "to take me out and shoot me" until he agreed to free his chief military rival from prison. In a dramatic recounting of his 12-hour captivity Friday, after two of his bodyguards died in a shoot-out, the president said he defied the rebels to kill him, then signed an amnesty for retired air force Gen.
NEWS
March 9, 1986 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
The Colt .45 pistol, which is either on his hip or close by in a top drawer of his desk, tells a lot about Leon Febres Cordero, the president of Ecuador. "My best friend," Febres Cordero said recently, referring to the pistol. "It doesn't ask for anything, it never eats and it's always ready." A champion pistol shot in his youth, he has never had to use the gun except in target practice but keeps it close at hand. "I've been armed all my life," he said.
NEWS
January 20, 1986
The president of Ecuador, Leon Febres-Cordero, said in Los Angeles that he hopes to induce Hollywood producers to select his South American country as a location for future film sites. "We hope to give them the facilities they need to come in and out, and to organize the logistics for them through our Ministry of Tourism," the conservative, English-speaking president told a news conference. "We have already been contacted by some producers who find us perfect for producing film."
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June 26, 1987 | From Reuters
President Leon Febres Cordero named Abrodrigo Espinosa as Ecuador's finance minister Thursday, a government statement said.
NEWS
October 26, 1985 | Associated Press
President Reagan will meet here Jan. 8 with President Leon Febres Cordero of Ecuador, the White House press office announced.
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