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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ecuador, Nicaragua to Reject Venezuela Alliance, Universal Says

By Steven Bodzin

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Ecuador and Nicaragua won't join a military alliance against the U.S. proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, El Universal reported.

Ecuador Defense Minister Wellington Sandoval told radio station Democracia that while President Rafael Correa would make the decision, he was sure that his country would ``maintain its line of peace and respect for the self-determination of the people,'' Universal said, citing the Associated Press.

The president of Nicaragua's congress, Edwin Castro, ruled out the possibility of the Nicaraguan army fighting with Venezuela against the U.S. as the Central American country's constitution makes the military a purely defensive agency, the newspaper said, citing Deutsche Presse Agentur.

Bolivian defense minister Walker San Miguel said the proposal hadn't yet been considered, Universal reported, citing Agence France-Presse.

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