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By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Peru was pushing on Tuesday to finish a free trade agreement with the United States, while neighbors Colombia and Ecuador said they would need at least one more round of talks to wrap up negotiations that began 18 months ago.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Former Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez, who was fired by Congress in April and is wanted by the law in Ecuador, said he would return home on Friday to try to retake power.
By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's President Alfredo Palacio will likely survive violent demonstrations that throttled oil exports this month, but only by continuing to give major concessions to emboldened protesters.
By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador protesters, whose attacks shut down oil exports vital to the country's economy, struck a deal with energy companies on Thursday in which the firms agreed to invest more in the poor communities where they operate.
By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Protesters whose attacks have choked off Ecuadorean oil exports threatened on Wednesday to launch a hunger strike to pressure the government to grant them immunity, marking a setback in settlement talks.
By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Protesters whose attacks have choked off Ecuadorean oil exports said on Wednesday they will not sign a settlement unless it guarantees them immunity from prosecution, a condition the government has turned down.
By Hugh Bronstein QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's government opened talks with protest leaders who choked off the country's oil exports but officials said that even though production climbed on Monday, a full recovery for the industry could be a long way off.
QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Leaders of protests that shut down Ecuador's oil industry are meeting on Monday to open negotiations with the government and private oil companies aimed at ending the crisis.
BOGOTA/QUITO, Colombia (Reuters) - More than 100 Ecuadoreans were missing and feared drowned after an overcrowded boat they hoped would carry them toward new lives in the United States sank in the Pacific Ocean last Friday, authorities said on Wednesday.
Scientists claim that frogs and toads are becoming extinct all over the world. Some say it's the same magnitude event as the extinction of the dinosaurs. Scientists fear they could be indicator species -- a sign of possible future damage to other parts of the ecosystem because frogs and toads are especially vulnerable and thus are the first to disappear.