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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ecuador President Supports Bolivia Peer

Lima, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) President of Ecuador Rafael Correa expressed his full backing of Bolivian peer Evo Morales against violence and terrorism, and called regional countries to take a similar stand.

In a press conference during his brief visit to Lima, Peru, Correa announced he would immediately request that Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, who is currently presiding over the recently established UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), convened a UNASUR meeting to discuss the Bolivian crisis.

He said UNASUR must make clear that it will neither allow the ousting of a democratic government by those who lose elections and want to impose themselves trough violence and terrorism, nor the balkanization of Bolivia.

Correa stressed that he strongly supports Morales and the Bolivian people and rejected internal and external interests, which are trying to oust him and divide the country.

"We will see if Latin American integration really works, if the bodies and entities we have created really work in giving unconditional support to the government of Evo Morales," wondered Correa.

Ecuador will never accept separatism and a rupture of democracy in Bolivia, he said in reply to journalists.

Let’s make clear that there won’t be any other Pinochet in our region; nor we will allow any balkanization or that any group which lose the elections try to destabilize a democratic government or divide a country by using their economic power.

Correa visited Lima as current president of Lima-based CAN (Andean Community of Nations) and also discussed bilateral relations with Peruvian President Alan Garcia.

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