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2006-03-16 18:45:24

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Hundreds of Ecuadorean Indian protesters walked back to their mountain villages on Thursday, giving President Alfredo Palacio a reprieve after four days of demonstrations and blockades which cost the country millions of dollars.

2006-03-13 21:01:38

By Alonso Soto LATACUNGA, Ecuador (Reuters) - Several thousand Ecuadorean Indians marched and set up roadblocks in the central highlands on Monday to demand the government end free-trade talks with the United States.

2006-03-08 22:46:50

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Petroecuador said on Wednesday it expected to bring oil production to near normal levels in three or four days after troops fired tear gas to clear out strikers who have cut crude output at Ecuador's state oil firm by nearly half.

2006-03-08 14:06:50

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean troops fired tear gas on Wednesday to clear out oil facility strikers who have cut vital crude production at Ecuador's state oil firm by nearly three-quarters.

2006-03-07 22:16:49

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Alfredo Palacio declared a state of emergency in three provinces on Tuesday after a strike by contract workers cut production at state oil firm Petroecuador, an official said.

2006-03-03 18:53:53

By Alonso Soto QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Former Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez was released from jail on Friday after a judge cleared him of charges of threatening national security in a ruling that could inflame Ecuador's political tensions.

2006-02-22 17:33:21

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean pipeline workers being held in a pumping station overtaken by protesters were freed on Wednesday during negotiations to end the demonstration that closed a key pipeline, an official said.

2006-02-08 19:35:53

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador is not likely to extend a deal that allows the United States to use an anti-narcotics air base on its territory due to a surge in sentiment against the American military presence, its deputy minister of foreign relations said on Wednesday.

2006-01-04 15:36:27

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's jailed former president, Lucio Gutierrez, was moved to another facility by police on Wednesday after officials uncovered a plan by inmates to take him hostage, the interior minister said.

2005-12-02 21:06:56

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - The United States on Friday deported a Roman Catholic priest to Ecuador where he is wanted on charges of stealing $10 million from the government, Ecuadorean officials said. The Rev.

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