Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa once again said that diplomatic relations with Colombia could not be fixed until he was given information about the contents of the computers seized during the Colombian army’s 2008 FARC raid in Ecuador.
Speaking on a Peruvian radio station, Correa said that Colombia had still not fulfilled its promise to supply the Ecuadorean government with information seized during the raid that killed the FARC’s second in command Raul Reyes.
“We are waiting for information on the bombardment, on the blessed computers, because after the bombardment, to justify the bombardment, they said that a super computer had miraculously survived which linked us to the FARC. We want the hard disc to see who is involved,” said the Ecuadorean president.
Correa went on to lament the lack of unity within Andean region.
“While the European Union will have to explain to teir children why they united, we will have to explain to our why it was so delayed.”
Colombia’s diplomatic relations with Ecuador were severed in 2008, after the Colombian army carried out a raid on a FARC camp on Ecuadorean territory.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe promised in a heads of states’ meeting in Mexico in March that Colombia would provide Ecuador with information seized during the raid. However, Colombia’s Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez has since said that the computers will not be handed over because Colombia’s prosecutor general is using them as evidence.