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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
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Ecuador seen to be muzzling press critical of Correa

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Ecuador, which won left-wing accolades for supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is tightening controls on journalists in the country.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Ecuador-U.S. trade in the balance after Snowden row

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuador's trade with the United States is in the balance after a diplomatic row over the OPEC country's offer to grant former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden asylum before he got permission to stay in Russia.

Ecuador drops hold on Amazon oil drilling

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuador plans to open up an area of the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling.
Ecuador scratches plans not to drill in Amazon

Ecuador scratches plans not to drill in Amazon

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa scratched plans to keep a swatch of the Amazon untouched from oil drilling after a fund to help do so failed.
Bolivia's Morales: U.S. Embassy could close after plane incident

Bolivia's Morales: U.S. Embassy could close after plane incident

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 5 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales threatened to close the U.S. Embassy in his country after his airplane was barred from European airspace earlier this week.
Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

VIENNA, July 3 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane left Vienna Wednesday, where it was forced to land based on suspicions U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard.

Bolivia says it may offer asylum to NSA leaker Snowden

MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday indicated his country is prepared to offer political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) -- Fugitive U.S. intelligence leak source Edward Snowden broke his silence Monday to accuse President Obama of using the "old, bad tools of political aggression."

European leaders 'shocked' about alleged NSA spying on EU

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- European officials said Sunday they were "shocked" and needed an "immediate explanation" of reports that the United States spied on European Union offices.
Leaker Snowden's father says son not a traitor

Leaker Snowden's father says son not a traitor

MOSCOW, June 28 (UPI) -- The father of secrets leaker Edward Snowden says his son may have broken U.S. law, but isn't a traitor.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 6, 2013.
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Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

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Venezuelan President Chavez dies at 58

Venezuelan President Chavez dies at 58

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 5 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died Tuesday, Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced in a televised address. Chavez was 58.

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Correa dedicates win to Venezuela's Chavez

QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa who swept to re-election with 57 percent of the vote, dedicated his victory to ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Exit polls: Ecuador re-elects Correa

QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Voters in Ecuador Sunday re-elected President Rafael Correa with 58.8 percent of the vote, exit polls showed.

Ecuador's Correa set for comfortable win

QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is poised for a comfortable win in a Feb. 17 presidential election amid a weak challenge from a divided opposition accused of resorting to violence amid mounting frustration.
Hugo Chavez out of surgery

Hugo Chavez out of surgery

HAVANA, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Venezuela President Hugo Chavez's cancer surgery in Cuba was successful, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.
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London hopes talks on Assange will restart

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Britain says it hopes talks will soon resume to end a political crisis with Quito over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's presence in Ecuador's London Embassy.
Correa: Don't enter embassy for Assange

Correa: Don't enter embassy for Assange

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Britain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden where he is accused of sexual offenses.
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