Ricardo Patiño, Foreign Ministry of Ecuador, affirmed today to the International Press that he believe the United States was not responsible for the uprising of some police members last week, which differs from what Presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia previously said.
“I firmly believe Mr.Obama wouldn’t have anything to do with this” said Ricardo Patiño, Foreign Ministry of Ecuador this Tuesday to the International Press, referring to the uprising of the Police last Week in Ecuador. “I hope, and I’m confident that his main authorities have nothing to do with this either.”, Patiño added.
The remarks of the Ministry come after both Evo Morales and Hugo Chávez, affirmed last week that the United States was behind the coup. Morales blamed “the Ecuadorian Right-Wing Party, with the support of the United States”, while Chávez said Washington pretended to dust off “the old record of coups” against governments “who don’t subordinate to them”.
The reactions of the United States of America, early on Tuesday, clearly rejected these remarks. Charles Luoma-Overstreet, spokesperson of the Department of State, affirmed that these accusations “lacked of value”, and added that “the United States, just like other nations on the Continent and in other Regions, deplored the disturbances and expresed their total support to the Democratic institutions of Ecuador and to President Correa; and called for a dialogue with the Ecuadorian people.”
Ricardo Patiño, however, affirmed he was not sure of the groups of power inside the United States, who are not controlled by the government. “That wouldn’t be a surprise”, said Patiño, who also added he knew very well “what the powerful groups in Latin America and the world have made during history”, which includes “coups, invasions, murderers, all of which stay in the files of the American Government”.