Fernando Alvarado, Ecuador's communications minister, announces that Ecuador is renouncing trade preferences that are up for U.S. congressional renewal during a news conference in Quito, Ecuador, ... more 
Fernando Alvarado, Ecuador's communications minister, announces that Ecuador is renouncing trade preferences that are up for U.S. congressional renewal during a news conference in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, June 27, 2013. It comes as Ecuador considers the asylum request of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, which has prompted critics in the U.S. to suggest retaliation against the South American country. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dolores Ochoa
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 6:02 PM EDT