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Confirmed: U.S. intelligence has penetrated the Ecuadorian police background

  

In a report released in late October 2008, Ecuador's Defense Minister Javier Ponce, revealed that U.S. diplomats were involved in corrupting the police and officers from the Armed Forces.

 BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD    October 02, 2010

The uprising by elements of the Ecuadorian police coup against President Rafael Correa confirms an alarming report on the infiltration of the Ecuadorian police and U.S. intelligence services released in 2008, which was identified as many members of police forces developed a "dependency" to the U.S. Embassy.

The report stated that police units "maintain an informal economic dependence on the United States for the payment of informants, training, equipment and operations."

The systematic use of techniques of corruption on the part of the CIA to acquire the "good will" of police officers was described and reported on numerous occasions by former CIA agent Philip Agee who, before leaving the ranks of the agency, was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Quito.

In his official report, released in late October 2008, Ecuador's Defense Minister Javier Ponce, revealed that U.S. diplomats were involved in corrupting the police and officers from the Armed Forces.

Confirming the incident, the headquarters of the Ecuadorian Police then announced that penalize agents who worked with the U.S. while the U.S. Embassy proclaimed the "transparency" of its support to Ecuador.

"We work with the government of Ecuador, with the military, the police, for purposes very important for safety," said U.S. Ambassador to Quito, Heather Hodges.

However, the diplomat told reporters she would not comment "on intelligence matters."

The aggregate of the press, for its part, Marta Youth, flatly refused to refer to the complaints of the Ecuadorian government, including CIA involvement in a deal with Colombia that led to the Colombian military attack against the FARC in Ecuadorian territory on 1 March of that year.

The Army's intelligence chief, Mario Pazmino, had been dismissed for withholding information related to the attack on the FARC.

In recent months, U.S. officials appeared in Ecuador, under the pretext of deepening relations between Ecuador and the U.S.. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Department of State Arturo Valenzuela, visited and re-visited President Correa, given to a visit by Chancellor Hillary Clinton.

Valenzuela was accompanied by Tedd Stern, "special representative for climate change" is also known for his affinity with the CIA.

 

Some members of Ecuadorian police force had certain level of cooperation with the US embassy in Quito: Confirmed Report.

 

 

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