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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ecuador Confirms President Threats

Quito, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Defense Minister Lorena Escudero confirmed Tuesday some attempts to destabilize the country and threats against the life of President Rafael Correa.

"The intelligence service is investigating these accusations and it would not be advisable to release any information at this time," Escudero told ECUAVISA national television channel.

"We must safeguard the political process of change Ecuador is living and of course protect President Correa," stated the minister.

Referring to the topic, the interviewer of ECUAVISA program talked of two meetings, one in the Marriot Hotel and another at La Puntilla house, where there was a plot to overthrow the head of State.

Those gatherings, led by two political leaders opposed to the government, were also attended by a lieutenant colonel and a businessman linked to the oil sector during the Leon Flores Cordero presidency (1984-1998), the interviewer said.

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