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Thursday, March 19, 2009

OAS Checking Ecuador-Colombia Border

Quito, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) A mission from the Organization of American States (OAS) is touring on Tuesday the northern Ecuadorian zone, to check the situation of bordering people, affected with the Colombian conflict.

"This concerns an observation work on site, to analyze security, defense measures and the issue of refugees in the Ecuadorian border with Colombia," Victor Rico, chief of the OAS delegation, highlighted.

After visiting towns of Chiral, El Carmelo and Tulcan, in Charchi province, the regional organization commission will move today to San Lorenzo, Tobar Donoso and Mataje, in Esmeralda.

Their aim is to prove consequences of the entrance of irregular groups from the neighboring country in that territory.

The nation's President Rafael Correa denounced some days ago that the Colombian military raid in that area has provoked the displacement of people within the country.

The delegation expects to visit Wednesday localities of General Farfan, Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Mestanza and El Palmar, in the province of Sucumbios.


  1. Anonymous3:01 pm

    i was browsing for something else but found this blog...seems like you are not tolerant of Rafael Correa. You must acknowledge that this president is bringing pride to most ecuadoreans as opposed to shame and embarrassment from previous presidents...

    viva la revolucion!

  2. You misunderstand. This blog posts all sorts of news and analyses about Ecuador (except the blatantly right-wing stuff).

    Far from being "not tolerant" of Correa, we are actually quite supportive, although the hostile developments between Correa, the CONAIE and the enviro movement are worrying.

    pero, si - viva la revolucion!