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LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales invited nationalist Peruvian candidate Ollanta Humala on Sunday to visit Bolivia, after Peru withdrew its ambassador to Caracas over Venezuela's comments backing Humala in its presidential election.
CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's withdrawal from the Andean Community trade bloc, announced by President Hugo Chavez this week, will not hurt the world's No. 5 oil exporter, Foreign Minister Ali Rodriguez said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration should include a provision in a proposed free-trade pact with Peru that the South American country meet international labor standards, a group of congressional Democrats said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is pressing Peru to remove technical barriers to U.S. agricultural products concerning food safety before the two countries sign a bilateral free trade deal, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Monday.
By Robin Emmott AYACUCHO, Peru (Reuters) - Business has rarely been slower at Marlene Quispe's underwear shop in the central Andes as the only thing that the rows of socks and bras seem to attract nowadays is dust from the street outside.
At the orders of their mayor, artisans in Peru's jungle recently put the finishing touches on a giant monument to the coca leaf, a defiant tribute to the plant that fuels the cocaine trade and provides a living for thousands of Peruvian peasants.
By Helen Popper LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Less than 130 years ago, Bolivia had a stretch of Pacific coastline. Today, the landlocked, poor South American country is thinking more than ever about getting it back.
By Mario Roque LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Twin bomb blasts tore through two budget hotels and killed two people in La Paz overnight and Bolivian police said a 27-year-old American admitted carrying out the attacks on Wednesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian authorities have seized 29.7 pounds (13.5 kg) of uranium from two people trying to secretly sell the radioactive metal to the highest bidder, the army said on Wednesday.
By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Colombia reached a free-trade agreement on Monday after finally resolving difficult farm issues that kept negotiations going for nearly two years, both countries said.
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