The Ecuadorian Government will present a complaint to the State Attorney General’s Office against former President Rafael Correa on Wednesday, for funds received from Venezuela “with the purpose of destabilizing democracy.”
The complaint will be presented by the Anticorruption Secretary, Iván Granda, who in a statement alleges that Correa (2007-2017) received the funds “through the Eloy Alfaro Political and Economic Thought Institute, by the Venezuelan regime of Nicolás Maduro, with the purpose of destabilizing democracy. “
Last Friday, during a summit in Santiago de Chile in which the new organization Prosur was presented, President Lenin Moreno announced that “there are destabilizing attempts led by the former presidents of Ecuador and Venezuela.”
Attempts that, assured the president, “involve the management of public resources to finance actions against the Ecuadorian democratic regime and the region.”
According to the statement released Tuesday, the Bank of Economic and Social Development of Venezuela, Bandes, transferred $ 281,000 to the Institute of Political and Economic Thought “Eloy Alfaro” to “feed personal accounts of former employees.”
“This Institute made transfers to accounts of Rafael Correa for a total of $ 96,200 and his former collaborators between $ 34,000 and $ 6,000.”
Always according to the version offered by the Ecuadorian Presidency, at the meeting in Santiago de Chile, “the presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Peru took note of the Ecuadorian complaint and, because of its implications for democracy and regional integration They arranged for their chancellors to examine the case and deal with it at a future forum meeting. “
Granda will deliver the documentation to the Office of the Prosecutor on Wednesday at 09.00 local time (14.00 GMT), and then take the information to the Foreign Ministry so that it may share it “with the presidents of the South American countries for their knowledge and pertinent actions.”
Morenó came to power in May 2017 from the hand of former President Correa but, less than two months after taking office, the first divergences between the two emerged, first because of the deficit left by the previous Administration and later for ideological reasons.
At the end of 2017, the Alianza País movement, of which both were part, split into two political groups.
The new government launched in 2018 a campaign against corruption in the country, within which Correa was opened a dozen investigations.
The former president, who resides in Belgium and denies any connection to that supposed corruption, he is a fugitive from the Ecuadorian Justice for violation of precautionary measures in the case of the kidnapping of the opposition politician Fernando Balda in Colombia in 2012. (I)