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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 04:02 PM

USAID is leaving Ecuador today

USAID is leaving Ecuador today

President Rafael Correa is the latest Latin American leader who's grown irritated with America's aid agency.

John Otis September 30, 2014 10:40

BOGOTA, Colombia — Under pressure from Ecuador’s left-wing government, the United States Agency for International Development is today shutting down its operations in the South American nation after 53 years.

In a telephone interview with GlobalPost, Adam Namm, the US ambassador to Ecuador, called the decision “very disappointing.”

But it was no surprise. The government in Quito had refused to allow Washington's aid agency to renew its programs or start any new activity in the country.

President Rafael Correa is a fierce US critic who has already pulled the plug on US counter-narcotics operations at a Pacific coast base and expelled Namm’s predecessor as well as 14 US military advisers, whom he claimed were infiltrating Ecuador’s security forces.


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Tue Sep 30, 2014, 06:50 PM

1. Way to go, Ecuador!


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