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May 5, 1988
A clash between rival political groups in the Ecuadorean port of Guayaquil left two people dead as the nation prepared for Sunday's election, authorities said. An Information Ministry spokesman said a fight broke out between sympathizers of presidential nominees Rodrigo Borja, a Social Democrat law professor, and Abdala Bucaram, a Populist former mayor of Guayaquil, and shots were fired, killing a supporter of each candidate.
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May 23, 1988
Ecuadorean President-elect Rodrigo Borja said he plans to restore relations with leftist Nicaragua and believes that Cuba should be welcomed back as a member of the Latin American community. Borja, a 52-year-old Social Democrat who takes office in August, said in an interview in this week's Newsweek magazine that nothing could be ruled out in his handling of Ecuador's burdensome foreign debt.
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May 9, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Rodrigo Borja, a soft-spoken left-of-center intellectual, won a convincing victory in Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, defeating feisty populist Abdala Bucaram in a race characterized more by its crude language than quality in political debate. Borja won 1,762,588 votes to Bucaram's 1,572,481, a margin of nearly 200,000 votes, with all but a handful of votes counted, unofficial returns compiled by the nation's commercial television networks.
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May 9, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Rodrigo Borja, a soft-spoken left-of-center intellectual, won a convincing victory in Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, defeating feisty populist Abdala Bucaram in a race characterized more by its crude language than quality in political debate. Borja won 1,762,588 votes to Bucaram's 1,572,481, a margin of nearly 200,000 votes, with all but a handful of votes counted, unofficial returns compiled by the nation's commercial television networks.
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May 8, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
In a nation known for the extravagant use of theatrics, slander and sexual innuendo in political campaigns, the presidential race that ends with today's election has set new standards of outrageous behavior and bizarre accusations from the stump. In one of his milder attacks, candidate Abdala Bucaram called his opponent "an alcoholic, drug addict and vulgar servant of European culture."
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November 2, 1989 | Reuters
The leaders of five Latin American nations will meet on a ship bound for the Galapagos Islands Dec. 16-17 to discuss economic integration in the Andean region, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Participants include Venezuela's Carlos Andres Perez, Colombia's Virgilio Barco Vargas, Ecuador's Rodrigo Borja Cevallos, Peru's Alan Garcia and Bolivia's Jaime Paz Zamora.
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July 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
President Bush said he will ask Congress to approve special duty-free treatment of selected imports from four Andean nations as a step toward a "comprehensive free-trade zone for the Americas." Bush made the announcement after a meeting in Washington with Ecuadorean President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos. In addition to Ecuador, the preferential trade treatment would affect Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
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October 15, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Poll results showed millionaire businessman Alvaro Noboa and former President Rodrigo Borja in a tight race ahead of nine other candidates in Ecuador's presidential election. The Cedatos-Gallup firm said support for Borja, a center-left social democrat, rose from 16% two weeks ago to 18%, while Noboa's support dropped from 17% to 15% in the same period. Ecuadoreans vote Sunday to elect a successor for President Gustavo Noboa, who is not related to Alvaro Noboa.
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May 8, 1988 | JAMES F. SMITH, Times Staff Writer
In a nation known for the extravagant use of theatrics, slander and sexual innuendo in political campaigns, the presidential race that ends with today's election has set new standards of outrageous behavior and bizarre accusations from the stump. In one of his milder attacks, candidate Abdala Bucaram called his opponent "an alcoholic, drug addict and vulgar servant of European culture."
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