Ecuador President Rafael Correa wants his Colombian counterpart Alvaro
Uribe to undergo a lie detector test to determine “who is who in Latin
In an interview with Colombian newscast Noticias Uno, Correa, who has frequently been accused of having received financial help from Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC, reiterated earlier statements that Ecuador’s northern neighbor is a destabilizing factor in the region.
According to the Ecuadorean Head of State, Colombia is an “agressor” and continuously trying to drag its neighbors into its violent conflict, problems with guerrillas and drug trafficking.
Correa warned that it would respond to any violation of the sovereignty of its territory, like the 2008 attack on a FARC camp in Ecuadorean territory that killed the guerrillas’ number two Raul Reyes, with war.
Correa said that Ecuador is still waiting to receive the 39,000 computer files seized in this operation and are used by Colombia to substantiate accusations that the guerrillas financially supported his 2006 presidential campaign and had close contact with former members of the Correa administration.
Colombia and Ecuador have strain relations since March 2008 when Colombian armed forces attacked a the Ecuadorean camp of Raul Reyes.