OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

...based on production of 2.4 million barrels a day ? but the country is pumping only about 2 million barrels a day.Angola, Ecuador and other OPEC members with limited production also might suffer.Iranian oil minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said the "OPEC...

US draws tough group for Women's World Cup

...Thailand round out the group.Japan leads Group C, which will open against Switzerland in Vancouver on June 6. Cameroon and Ecuador, both playing in their first World Cup competition, were also in the group.Sixth-ranked Brazil and veteran Marta, seeking...

Ecuador looks to Miss Universe pageant to improve country's image

QUITO, Ecuador -- The Miss Universe pageant, watched...its winner. The small Andean nation of Ecuador, saddled with an image of political instability...scandal are threatening to put a damper on Ecuador's efforts to use the event to attract...

Ecuador's bus drivers, taxi drivers strike to protest austerity

QUITO, Ecuador -- Angry bus drivers joined striking...bringing traffic to a standstill across Ecuador in an effort to force the government to...tax increases. The economic crisis in Ecuador, a South American nation of 12 million...

Ecuador's president announces harsh economic measures

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's president announced tax hikes and other tough economic measures...government's political opponents had accused Jacome of mismanaging Ecuador's fiscal policy. Ecuador is locked in its worst economic crisis...

Ecuador strike eases after president lowers gasoline prices

QUITO, Ecuador -- Taxi drivers began withdrawing their blockades Thursday after Ecuador's president annulled a gasoline price increase...billion in damage, and low world prices for oil, Ecuador's major export. The government this year has...

Ecuador businesses squeezed by recession, austerity

QUITO, Ecuador -- The row of single mothers straggled...a year to protect a run on deposits in Ecuador's shaky banks. The government also...capital has been frozen for a year. All Ecuador's textile companies are in similar situations...

Ecuador proves it can win away from home

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Agustin Delgado and Ecuador proved they are World Cup worthy far away from the comforts...start near sea level in their second World Cup appearance. Ecuador did a good job protecting a 1-0 lead provided by Carlos...

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...post in the 25th minute of the Americans' 1-1 tie against Ecuador in an exhibition Friday night.The 32-year-old Los Angeles...from 12 yards.Enner Valencia tied it in the 88th minute for Ecuador.? Italy remained perfect without Mario Balotelli. The...


...rebounded from losses in their first matches.? Midfielder Julian Green will miss the United States' exhibition games against Ecuador and Honduras because of a rib injury.The 19-year-old trained with the Americans in Boston on Tuesday and Wednesday...