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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ecuador Takes Colombia Issues to World

Quito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa reiterated on Wednesday that he will undertake an aggressive world campaign to stop Colombian military from entering Ecuador, and to end fumigation with glyphosate along the border.

We are going to implement a multilateral strategy to denounce Colombia s outrageous behavior, and request the necessary support from international authorities, Correa told national television.

We do not want Colombia to continue damaging Ecuador with its chemical irrigation on the common border, nor send military forces into this territory, he said.

The head of State highlighted that the strategy is oriented to "get support in international organizations, including judicial and criminal authorities."

"Every time they cross the border, launch a mortar or spray glyphosate, we send protest letters and they answer: "It wasn t me or it was on our own side of the border," he complained.

The president said they are tired of this, and "Ecuador will not take any more."

"I am not going to continue to allow violations of the Ecuadorian border and affront the rights of the country," Correa stressed, when ratifying that bilateral dialogue is already exhausted.

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