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June 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Voters dealt center-left President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos a political defeat in legislative elections Sunday, giving his rightist opposition potential control of Congress, according to early unofficial returns. The victory by opposition parties is likely to bring an end to the political calm that has marked this small Andean nation in the last several years.
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June 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Voters dealt center-left President Rodrigo Borja Cevallos a political defeat in legislative elections Sunday, giving his rightist opposition potential control of Congress, according to early unofficial returns. The victory by opposition parties is likely to bring an end to the political calm that has marked this small Andean nation in the last several years.
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August 12, 1988 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Fidel Castro has an important role to play in achieving peace in Central America, and the Cuban leader has been asked to influence Nicaragua to actively rejoin negotiations for a regional settlement, President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference, Arias said he held several conversations with the Cuban president while both were in Quito to attend the inauguration of Ecuador's new president, Rodrigo Borja Cevallos.
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August 12, 1988 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
Fidel Castro has an important role to play in achieving peace in Central America, and the Cuban leader has been asked to influence Nicaragua to actively rejoin negotiations for a regional settlement, President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica said Thursday. Speaking at a news conference, Arias said he held several conversations with the Cuban president while both were in Quito to attend the inauguration of Ecuador's new president, Rodrigo Borja Cevallos.
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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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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.
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September 29, 1989 | From Reuters
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.
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May 27, 1989 | WILLIAM R. LONG, Times Staff Writer
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.
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August 11, 1988 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
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.
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February 28, 1992 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush and the leaders of six Latin American nations proclaimed a "new spirit of cooperation" in the war on drugs Thursday, but they disagreed publicly over how to proceed in an effort that they conceded is far from successful. They also sought to reduce their reliance on Latin American armies to fight the war--a step that appeared to be a retreat from a three-year Bush Administration initiative.
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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.
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