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The UK cannot violate Ecuadorian embassy's perimeter, OAS FMs confirm

The Foreign Ministers of the Organization of American States (OAS) today approved by acclamation a resolution supporting the inviolability of diplomatic premises, in accordance with the provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, in the context of the situation between Ecuador and the United Kingdom.


Ecuador says Britain withdraws threat to raid embassy in Assange standoff

(Reuters) - Britain has withdrawn a threat to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has taken refuge there, President Rafael Correa said on Saturday, taking the heat out of the diplomatic standoff.


Not Just Out of Africa:Venezuela and Guyana appear to be sources of “Blood Diamonds”

In an office in Santa Elena, deep in the Venezuelan jungle bordering Brazil and Guyana, a diamond trader inspects a rough gem under his magnifying glass. Surrounded by precious minerals, stuffed tarantulas and a sprawling anaconda skin pinned to the wall, he takes calls from men who work in the rowdy clandestine mines nearby and bring him the precious stones.