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Leftist, pro-U.S. tycoon battle in Ecuador vote

A leftist reformer vowing to sweep away Ecuador’s political old guard and a banana tycoon offering jobs for the poor battled on Sunday in a tight vote to elect the country’s eighth president in a decade. A poll released on Saturday showed Rafael Correa, a former economy minister who calls Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez a friend, had gained a slim margin over rival Alvaro Noboa after trailing for weeks following his first-round loss in October. Full Story

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