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Ecuador’s Leon to Head Agriculture Ministry After Vera Resigns

February 14, 2012

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Ecuador’s government said Production Minister Santiago Leon will take charge of the nation’s Agriculture Ministry until a permanent replacement for Minister Wilfrido Staynley Vera is named.

Leon was appointed today by presidential decree, the Production Ministry said in a statement on its website.

--Editors: Harry Maurer, Philip Sanders

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