Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Monday that Leila Hadad Perez, known as “Agent Swat,” and the one he attributes to have been head of the CIA in Ecuador was expelled from the country in 2008, and defended the investigation conducted by the Telesur network on the interference of the CIA in the South American country.
“We expelled Leila Hadad Perez -Agent Swat,- head of the CIA in Ecuador in 2008, but others came with new strategies, such as massive funding for government opponents, and who stay in Miami to avoid expulsions,” wrote the president said in his Twitter account.
Mrs. Hadad is a middle-aged woman, of Lebanese origin, who had a carpets stores in the Gonzalez Suarez Avenue in Quito. It is unknown whether there was any process againt her that would prove she was an espionage agent of a foreign government. (I)