The former Vice President of Ecuador sends a letter asking for help to Lula

The former Vice President of Ecuador sends a letter asking for help to Lula

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Former Vice President of Ecuador, Jorge Glas, sent a handwritten letter to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) asking for help. Former President Ernesto Samper delivered the message before the Brazilian president met with Colombian President Gustavo Petro.

Glass avoided asking for help

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Former Vice President of Ecuador, Jorge Glas, sent a handwritten letter asking President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for help. The message was delivered by former President Ernesto Samper last Wednesday, the 17th, in Bogotá, before the meeting between the Brazilian Head of State and Colombian President Gustavo Petro.

“I am Jorge Glass, former MP[-presidente] By Rafael [Correa]. “I’m stuck again, help me.”

Glass was arrested after an operation carried out by the Ecuadorian police at the Mexican embassy in Quito on the fifth of this month, and some Mexican diplomats who were there were attacked by security forces.

After being convicted of corruption, the former Colombian vice president was granted diplomatic asylum at the Mexican embassy. Amid this complex situation, the court deemed the arrest illegal and the case was rejected by other countries.


In the letter, Glass also wrote that “only international pressure” could help him, and stated that he is in “the worst prison in the country and is on a hunger strike.” The former Colombian president, who was responsible for delivering the letter to Lua, described the letter as “desperate” and stated that he took advantage of the Brazilian president's visit, as stated in an interview with the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. CNN. He would even make copies because he considered the handwriting illegible.

He added: “He expressed to me his concern for life and the crying of someone who is in difficulty.”

The letter was delivered during Lula's visit

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Samper explained why the letter was delivered to the President. “Lula has undisputed recognition and leadership in the region, his views are widely heard and I think that is why they turned to him.”

Lula even commented on the invasion of the Mexican embassy during the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), last Tuesday, the 15th, calling the incident “simply unacceptable” and saying that this issue does not only affect Mexico.

“The official apology from Ecuador is a first step in the right direction,” Lula stressed at the time.

The former Colombian president also sent letters to the heads of other countries, including Mexico and Colombia.

Source: Redacao Terra

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