Rinse okra in a colander under hot water.
Heat oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat. Saute onion for about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes (including juice) and chile, and boil. Stir the mixture for 8 minutes. Add okra and cook, gently stirring, until okra is tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir in salt and pepper and discard the chile.
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