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Eduardo Garcia

Ecuador's Congress approves thorny media law

Jun 14 2013

QUITO Ecuador's Congress on Friday passed a law creating a state watchdog to regulate newspaper and television content, a move critics called a blow to free speech but the government hailed as a step toward more balanced media.

Ecuador's Congress approves thorny media law

Jun 14 2013

QUITO Ecuador's Congress on Friday passed a law creating a state watchdog to regulate newspaper and television content, a move critics called a blow to free speech but the government hailed as a step toward more balanced media.

Colombia's Santos calls Venezuela plot accusations "crazy"

May 31 2013

BOGOTA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday dismissed as "crazy" accusations made by his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro that Santos is involved in a plot to overthrow him, and called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute.

Colombia's Santos calls Venezuela plot accusations 'crazy'

May 31 2013

BOGOTA Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday dismissed as "crazy" accusations made by his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro that Santos is involved in a plot to overthrow him, and called for a diplomatic solution to the dispute.

Colombia central bank chief worries about medium-term external shocks

May 24 2013

BOGOTA Colombia's central bank chief said on Friday his main challenge over the medium term was preparing the nation for a normalization of U.S. monetary policy, possible rate hikes by developed nations and a drop in commodity prices.

Colombian coffee growers race to win back buyers, new markets

May 21 2013

BOGOTA Colombia's coffee farmers are striving to sell their surging coffee output by getting a foothold in new markets in the Middle East and Latin America, and also by winning back disenchanted vendors who sell in the country's traditional markets, the head of the growers federation said on Tuesday.

OAS calls for softer approach toward illegal drug users

May 17 2013

BOGOTA The Organization of American States on Friday published a report calling for decriminalization of drug use and for greater coordination between nations in tackling the scourge.

Colombia coal output slides 21.4 pct in 1st qtr - gov't

May 15 2013

BOGOTA, May 15 Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter of coal, said on Wednesday it produced 18.4 million tonnes of coal in the first quarter, a drop of 21.4 percent from the same quarter last year, due to labor disputes as well as port and rail disruptions.

Colombia's Uribe slams Venezuelan 'dictator' Maduro

May 05 2013

BOGOTA Colombia's former leader Alvaro Uribe on Sunday rejected an accusation by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that Uribe was plotting to kill him as the desperate ploy of a dictator trying to hide his illegitimacy.

Colombia's Uribe slams Venezuelan 'dictator' Maduro

May 05 2013

BOGOTA Colombia's former leader Alvaro Uribe on Sunday rejected an accusation by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro that Uribe was plotting to kill him as the desperate ploy of a dictator trying to hide his illegitimacy.

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