• Categories
  • Archives

Ecuador Plans to Request Gutií©rrez Extradition from Brazil

The authorization, given by the new Ecuadorean government, allowing ex-president Lucio Gutiérrez to leave the country and become a political refugee in Brazil, anticipates the right to request his immediate extradition.

Gutiérrez is being accused by Ecuadorean population of having authorized violent police action against people who were demanding he left the government. Hundreds of Ecuadoreans were wounded during the conflicts, and at least one person died – photographer Julio Garcia.


For security reasons, Brazilian government kept the information about the authorization secret. The authorization was given Friday, but it was only officially confirmed after Gutiérrez fled the country. The document was necessary to warrant the integrity and freedom of the ex-president until his departure to Brazil.


The authorization was signed by the new president Alfredo Palácio, and by Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Antonio Parra Gil. The text cites the Brazilian diplomatic note, which explained the asylum as a proposal to “contribute to the democratic stability of Ecuador,” and to the normalization of the country’s internal situation.


Gutiérrez, who was removed by the voting of 60 deputies last Wednesday, April 20, arrived in Brazil Sunday. The ex-president, his wife, Ximena Bohórquez, and their 15-year old daughter, Viviana Estefaní­a, will stay at a Brazilian Army hotel, located in Brasí­lia, until they obtain formal visas.


He was received by families of the Brazilian military. No diplomat of the Ecuadorean embassy was present at the arrival.


Tomorrow, Brazil’s Minister of Justice, Márcio Thomaz Bastos, will receive Gutiérrez, to formalize his request for political asylum.


In Brazil, the asylum is granted for a two-year period, with the possibility of extension.


Even though President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had already conceded the authorization, formal requirement is indispensable.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Suspect Killers of Landless Are Put in Jail

Brazil’s Special Secretary of Human Rights, Minister Nilmário Miranda, informed that three of the ...

Brazil Northeast’s Worst Drought in 50 Years Harms Agriculture and Threatens Blackout

The Brazilian Northeast is suffering its worst drought in decades, threatening hydro-power supplies in ...

Brazil Talks About a Revolution in Exports After Russia’s Embargo on US’s and EU’s Produce

Russia’s announcement about its embargo on agriculture products from the US and Europe opens ...

Brazil Fears High Interest Rates Only Won’t Halt Inflation

Latin American markets were mixed to higher today, as Mexico and Argentina benefited from ...

Iraqi Women and Their Desires in a Brazilian Stage

Sitting on a bench, an Iraqi woman named Amal, fully covered by her black ...

In the Name of Progress Canadian Firm Brings Destruction & Misery to Brazil’s Countryside

Flooded houses, plastic bottles and trash all around, dead animals, families without homes and ...

Moraes Moreira’s Selected Discography:

Since the last census in 1991, the population of Brazil has increased by 1.6 ...

Brazil Becomes World’s 5th Largest Honey Exporter

Honey exports from Brazil totaled US$ 18.2 million in the first half of 2008, ...

Another Social Leader Murdered in Brazil

Brazilian Daniel Soares da Costa Silva, a union leader member of the Rural Workers ...

As Mercosur’s Chairman Brazil’s Lula Is Poised to Tackle World Hunger

During the next six months when Brazil holds the rotating chair of Mercosur, the ...