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Ecuador turns away US trade benefits, makes defiant offer amid Snowden asylum request


According to Reuters, Ecuador said Thursday it was waiving favorable trade rights under a trade agreement with the U.S. In a dig at Washington, officials there also offered the U.S. $23 million in aid for "education about human rights." 

The moves were a signal that Ecuador was not considering its own U.S. benefits in weighing Snowden's asylum request. 

In Washington, some analysts have said the U.S. could use both its direct aid and the trade benefits as leverage against Ecuador. That's because in recent months, Ecuadorean officials have made trips to Washington, jockeying for preferential treatment for some of its country's key native products like frozen broccoli and fresh-cut roses. 

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Oh oh! Looks like Obama will have to send in his economic hitmen and who knows where it will go from there. I'm sure Ecuador can be brushed off the map over night if necessary. Don't we need another war yet? A diversion? A practice exercise? The plot thickens and the hits just keep on comin.