Today the Ecuadorian government demanded the United States explanations regarding the comments of former USA Ambassador, Heather Hodges, regarding a diplomatic cable of WikiLeaks in which she said that president Rafael Correa must have been aware of the corruption of his former police commander Jaime Hurtado.
Meanwhile the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry denied that Correa knew the criminal activities of Hurtado. In a document the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry stated “the United States government must answer for their actions.” Recently the Ecuadorian government warned that they could be taking “diplomatic actions” that they would consider necessary regarding this matter.
The news of Jaime Hurtado crimes and the news saying president Correa was aware of this were published through the Spanish newspaper El País by a WikiLeaks document. The information revealed how Hurtado used his power as a police commander to facilitate the traffic of people and the obstruction of justice regarding investigations of his corrupt subordinates.