QUITO, Ecuador -- A World Bank arbitration panel has ordered Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion, plus interest, to U.S. oil firm Occidental Petroleum for cancelling a contract. Occidental sued...
Long simmering subjects like the U.S. embargo against Cuba were the subject of a special declaration from the bloc, and several leftist governments called for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to have a seat the table next year.
Outside the building, protesters mounted a demonstration decrying the administration's perceived bullying tactics toward opposition parties and anti-gay comments made by the president.
YAWEPARE, Ecuador – An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline is too hot to touch, but villagers say that in the morning it's a good place to dry laundry. That is its only apparent benefit to the families here, members of the Waorani tribe, lured out of the jungle by missionaries more than a generation ago.
Rafael Correa has brought stability to a country that has gone through eight presidents since 1996.