Patiño asks the U.S. for an explanation for the CIA intervention in the Angostura case
During a meeting between Ecuador ‘s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and U.S. Ambassador in Quito, Adam Namm, the Ecuadorian government asked him to explain the alleged direct involvement of the CIA in the Colombian bombing occurred in March 2008 against an illegal FARC base in Ecuador.
The chancellor says a publication of The Washington Post, reveals the secret support of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to kill the Colombian guerrilla leaders on March 1, 2008 in the Ecuadorian area of Angostura, military attack executed by Colombia.
That attack provoked the breakdown of relations between the two Andean countries, when the Ecuadorian authorities considered that its territorial sovereignty was violated. However, under the rule of Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia returned to restore relations with Ecuador in 2010. Nevertheless, the revelation of the Washington Post has generated new questions about the operation, especially for the possible involvement of the CIA.
The U.S. Embassy in Quito did not rule on the issue. Namm, meanwhile would have said that in principle he could not answer a question related to “intelligence matters”