Ortega announced his decision publicly after meeting with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, who is on a multination tour in the region to rally opposition to Colombia’s action, which killed the No. 2 commander of the Colombian FARC guerrilla group and 23 other Colombian guerrillas.”We are breaking off relations because of the political terrorism being carried out by the governnent of Alvaro Uribe, not because of the Colombian people,” Ortega said.
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