International courts are keeping an eye out for Ecuador President
Rafael Correa after a video confirmed accusations that Colombia’s
largest rebel group FARC funded the leftist president’s 2006 campaign,
Colombia’s Prosecutor General said Saturday.
In the video, FARC commander ‘Mono Jojoy’ reads a letter written by deceased FARC founder ‘Manuel Marulanda’ wherein the FARC leader speaks of a contribution to the 2006 presidential campaign of Correa. Colombian authorities on several occasions had denounced the alleged financial aid.
The video, widely considered authentic, could be used as evidence that the Ecuadorean President received money from the FARC, that is considered a terrorist group by both the U.S. and the E.U.
Correa called the video a sham and claims it is part of a right-wing conspiracy to discredit “progressive” governments in Latin America.
Iguarán also says to be “very attentive” to possibilities to sue the president before Ecuadorean or international authorities.
The video was released briefly after an Ecuadorean judge decided to warrant the arrest for Colombia’s former Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos for his alleged personal repsonsibility of the March 2008 bombing of a FARC camp in Ecuador. The bombing cost the life of the FARC’s number two, ‘Raul Reyes’ and made Ecuador break all diplomatic ties with its northern neighbor.