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Oil Workers

Linda Wertheimer talks with Samantha Newport, a freelance reporter for the Washington Post and BBC World Service; she is in Quito, Ecuador. Newport talks about the release of the foreign oil workers who had been kept hostage in the Amazon for four-and-a-half months. One hostage was killed three weeks ago when the ransom demands were not met. The remaining seven were released after their companies paid the $13 million ransom. Four of them are from the United States.

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