As a “canticle without substance that overlaps corrupt attitudes” defined the president, Lenin Moreno, to the arguments that in Ecuador there would be a political persecution against Rafael Correa, who preceded him in office.
During an interview for CNN, from New York, where he traveled to participate in the Assembly of the United Nations, Moreno exhorted Correa to return to the country to defend himself before the justice of the accusations against him. “The accusations that weigh on the economist Rafael Correa are serious and our only call is to go to justice, to have faith that this justice is independent and if he knows he is innocent, so come to Ecuador and prove it as it must be, “he said.
The President added that from the information available “has not yet been given” a request from Correa to seek asylum in Belgium, the country where he lives since he left office; However, he pointed out that “it could happen at some point” because that is an option that any citizen in the world can go to.
Moreno, on the other hand, referred to the situation of the Australian Julian Assange, who for more than five years is a refugee at the Embassy of Ecuador in London and revealed that his Government is in talks with the British Government about an alternative – which did not specify – in the event that you decide to leave.
The Head of State also commented that during his stay in New York he had meetings with his Colombian counterparts, Iván Duque, and Martín Vizcarra, with whom he reviewed border and economic issues. And that with the Peruvian president could exchange ideas to fight corruption.
He did not say if with Duque they spoke again of alias Guacho, who leads a dissident group of the FARC. “Our interest would be for him (Guacho) to turn himself in and get the information we need,” he said.
But most of the interview, which lasted about an hour, focused on the situation in Venezuela, and Moreno avoided cataloging the government of Nicolás Maduro as a dictatorship, as the Colombian government calls it.
He maintained that the social and political crisis that Venezuela is experiencing has caused “the largest diaspora in America”, but reiterated that he does not believe that the solution is a military intervention in that country. He also indicated that bringing the Nicolás Maduro regime before the International Criminal Court “should be the last resort”, and that other options should still be exhausted. “Venezuela is called to be a good democracy,” he insisted. (I)