28 Apr '14, 4am

Ecuador expels US officers, cancels military program: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has ordered all US mil...

Ecuador expels US officers, cancels military program: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has ordered all US mil...

Ecuadors President Rafael Correa has ordered all US military officers to leave the country by the end of month and canceled a security cooperation program with the Pentagon, US officials said on Friday. At the request of the government of Ecuador, our bilateral security cooperation programs in Ecuador are currently coming to a close, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told AFP in an email. The defense program had to be shut down by the end of April, he said. An American embassy official in Quito had earlier said Quito had demanded 20 US Defense Department personnel leave the country, and Ecuadoran officials had said they had until the end of the month to depart. The move is the latest setback for US-Ecuador relations, which have been strained since Correa entered office in 2007. His government has expelled American diplomats and rebuffed a trade deal with Washington,...

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