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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Ecuador´s Correa on LatAm Tour

Ecuador´s Correa on LatAm Tour

Quito, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa started Tuesday a tour of five Latin American countries to denounce Colombia´s military aggression to this country.

Correa will visit Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Panama and the Dominican Republic, to explain the position of Ecuador after Colombia launched a cross-border raid against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

The Ecuadoran government broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia, after Bogota accused its neighbour of colluding with the guerrilla FARC.

In Lima, Peru, Correa will meet Tuesday with his Peruvian counterpart Alan Garcia, who condemned Monday the violation of the Ecuadorian sovereignty by the Colombian military forces.

On Wednesday, the Ecuadoran head of State will fly to Brasilia, to hold talks with his Brazilian colleague Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Later, Correa will go to Venezuela and Panama, and then to Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, to attend the Rio Group meeting on Friday.

The Ecuadoran leader intends to denounce the deliberate violation of his country´s national sovereignty by the Colombian military forces that bombed a provisional guerrilla FARC camp in Ecuadoran territory.

Correa also slammed Monday what he called shameless attitude by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, who, he said, tries now to turn the attention from the violation of Ecuador"s sovereignty with unfounded information.

The Ecuadoran president will request an international mission to visit the cross-border raided area, in the Amazonian province of Sucumbios, to confirm the blatant violation of Ecuador´s national territory.

Ecuador´s Foreign Minister Maria Isabel Salvador travelled to Washington Monday night to attend a meeting of the Organization of American States.

Salvador will explain her country"s position regarding the dangerous events occurred Saturday in the bordering zone.

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