The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, today asked the authorities of his country to verify the authenticity of a video about the supposed delivery of money from the then guerrilla of the FARC to the presidential campaigns of his predecessor, Rafael Correa.
“A moment ago we just saw a video, which the journalist Fernando Rincón was telling me, in which he even evidences a witness of these protected that the FARC gave money for the campaigns of former President Correa,” said the head of state in an interview exclusive to the Colombian media Noticias RCN.
Moreno added: “I asked to verify its veracity (of the video). I saw two or three inaccuracies so I also expressed them, because if it was so, I had said it, it is a lack of ethics, morals and a disrespect for what politics should be.”
In July 2009, the then Colombian Attorney General, Mario Iguaran, said there was evidence in the computers of the dejected guerrilla leader “Raul Reyes” that allowed “inferring” alleged links between two former Ecuadorian officials with the FARC.
The Colombian Army bombed on March 1, 2008 a FARC camp installed in Ecuadorian territory, in which 26 people died, including number two of the FARC, alias “Raul Reyes”, and Franklin Alisalla, a citizen of that country.
After the operation, Colombian soldiers recovered two computers and several USB flash drives for personal use of “Reyes”, in which emails are recorded between the guerrilla leader and personalities from various countries.
Iguarán said then, the computer evidence showed the alleged links of Gustavo Larrea and José Ignacio Chauvín, two Ecuadorian officials of the time, with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. (I)