Countries mark major step in re-establishing diplomatic ties severed in 1961.
Officials from both sides met in Haiti as part of what they called "a process of rapprochement."
Protesters angered by new taxes have expanded to calling for President Correa's ouster.Americas,Ecuador,Protests,Rafael Correa,Michael Lerner
President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party likely to keep control of Congress.
The protest movement drew some 200,000 people to a rally on Wednesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Americas,Argentina,Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner,domestic violence,femicide,Ni una menos,women,Michael Lerner
The French leader, however, steered clear of the reparations some in the former colony are demanding.
Move indicates the depth of President Michelle Bachelet's concern about a collapse in her popularity.
Public sector employees will now work five and a half hours, part of a nationwide electricity rationing plan.Americas,electricity,Nicolas Maduro,oil,rationing,Venezuela,Michael Lerner
Leaders signed a series of framework agreements on economic and energy co-operation.
Demonstrators shouting "Out with Dilma" gathered in over 100 cities in the second major protest this year.
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