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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ecuador-Colombia Crisis Worsens

Quito, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) New Colombian accusations against Ecuador aggravated the current bilateral crisis, and hinder possibilities for a prompt reestablishment of mutual links.

"It is a defamation campaign by the government of Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, with never-ending slander against Ecuador," President Rafael Correa denounced last night.

The president warned today that if Bogota does not present irrefutable evidence of his alleged link with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), he will once again denounce to Latin America and the world that the Uribe government "is a liar."

Correa noted that on Sunday, Colombia once more issued a libelous, insulting release, in which they try to say he ordered the Armed Forces not to chase FARC in Ecuadorian territory.

After highlighting that Uribe "is making a fool of himself," he warned of possible external attempts to destabilize his government to put in a puppet government submissive to foreign interests.

Correa noted the presence in Ecuador of FARC spokesman Raul Reyes, killed in a Colombian attack, is no proof that there was an order not to face that guerrilla movement.

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