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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ecuador's president denies links to the FARC and alleges a media campaign against him

President Rafael Correa said a video in which the top leader of the FARC guerrilla group admits to financing Correa’s 2006 electoral campaign is a “montage.” He described it as part of an operation to weaken several Latin American governments, the Associated Press reports.

Correa used his Saturday radio program to denounce the campaign against his government, BBC Mundo says. “There is an all-out attack in the region from the right that is using weapons, among them media weapons, in an attempt to destabilize progressive governments,” the leader said.

Correa has called for an investigation of the footage. “We have a clear conscience…We will go over this video. There have been other montages,” he said, quoted by El Comercio.

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