Ecuador Cancels US Security Programmes

  • Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has ordered all U.S. military officers to depart the country by the end of the month and cancelled a security cooperation programme with the Pentagon.
  • This could further severe US-Ecuador’s relations as earlier the govt had expelled American diplomats and rebuffed a trade deal with Washington accusing it of imperialist ambitions and espionage activities.
  • US upholds Ecuador’s right to expel the US Military but will now reduce security cooperation programmes and move the assets to another location.
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Exams Perspective:

  1.  Ecuador USA Bilateral Relations