Ecuador slams CIA spy interference

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the CIA for financing the country’s intelligence agencies to pass information to Colombia.

“Many of our intelligence agencies have been taken over by the CIA,” the Correa said Saturday during his weekly radio address.

“Through the CIA, information found here was passed to Colombia to improve their position,” he added.

A high-ranking intelligence officer has been sacked by the President and he has planned to overhaul the country’s spy agencies, Xinhua reported.

Diplomatic ties were severed between Ecuador and Colombia following a Colombian cross-border raid into Ecuador to hunt FARC rebels on March 1.