November 2, 1989 |
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.
July 24, 1990 |
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.
September 29, 1989
Troops were occupying Ecuadorean oil installations in an attempt to end a two-day-old strike by Texaco workers, who are demanding severance pay before the company hands over control of the main pipeline to the state oil company. Texaco and Petroleos de Ecuador (Petroecuador) operate Ecuador's oil facilities under a consortium arrangement. Texaco is to give control of the main pipeline to Petroecuador on Sunday.
September 29, 1989 |
Troops were occupying Ecuadorean oil installations Thursday in an attempt to end a strike by Texaco workers, who are demanding severance pay before the company hands over control of the main pipeline to the state oil company. At the same time, Petroleos de Ecuador (Petroecuador) declared force majeure on crude oil exports, a Texaco spokeswoman in New York said. Such an action exempts either party to a contract when they can claim circumstances beyond their control.
May 27, 1989 |
Four South American presidents agreed here Friday to join in a major new effort to create a regional common market. The four presidents were in Cartagena for the 20th anniversary of the Andean Pact, an agreement on economic integration that was signed in Cartagena on May 26, 1969. So far, it has brought little progress toward the goal of a common market for Andean countries. But the presidents--Virgilio Barco Vargas of Colombia, Rodrigo Borja Cevallos of Ecuador, Alan Garcia of Peru and Carlos Andres Perez of Venezuela--emphasized that their national economies must be integrated in order to develop.
August 11, 1988 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz arrived Wednesday to celebrate the inauguration of Ecuador's third consecutive democratically elected president but was greeted by an officially sanctioned wall mural that depicts the United States as a symbol of death. The 300-square-yard mural, on a wall in the chamber where the inauguration of leftist President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos took place, added an unwelcome element of uncertainty to the U.S.