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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ecuador to Blow off Colombia Claims

Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador affirmed it will no longer reply to new declarations by the Colombian government, given the lack of clear evidence in its accusations.

In an official release, Ecuador "regrets" the tense situation between the two countries, and sustains "it is evident Bogota authorities are not trustworthy."

The text sustains that Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has once again appeared to be a liar, because he failed to provide solid evidence on the alleged statements that President Rafael Correa ordered his army not to face the guerrillas, after the 48-hour-term given by Ecuador.

Uribe has once more shown his lack of seriousness and conviction toward peaceful relations with Ecuador and the world, by having broken the commitment to decrease bilateral tensions, the document adds.

When reading the release, the secretary for management at the Presidency, Vinicio Alvarado, pointed out the Colombian leader is trying to confuse his people with the slander that the Ecuadorian government supports the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

In his opinion, what is apparent is Bogota's lack of capacity to avoid drug trafficking and cultivation, paramilitarism, and the guerrilla movement, as well as the parapolitics in which Uribe and his government have been involved.

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