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Ecuador quits U.S. trade deal to avoid 'blackmail' over Snowden
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador on Thursday announced it was withdrawing from a 2-decade-old trade pact with the United States, saying the agreement left the South American nation vulnerable to “blackmail” as U.S. officials seek the return of fugitive Edward Snowden.
By Chris Kraul and Pablo Jaramillo Viteri
June 27, 2013