posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 09:27 AM
It looks like I may have been right this time. There are possible political motivations for this 10-years late arrest.
In 2000, amidst riots and a military/police refusal to restore order, Ecuador's president Mahuad had to flee. A junta briefly took power until being
forced to recognize Vice President Gustavo Noboa as the new president.
Now, Colonel Lucio Gutiérrez has been elected president of Ecuador- he was a member of the Junta that overthrew Mahuad.
Guess what Mahuad blames the coup on?
His ending of the war with Peru, which put a stop to weapons deals for the military.
It sounds to me like the coupsters are finally in power (they handed power right back to the VP after the coup) and they might be using that to blame
their mistakes on a man loyal to the president they overthrew.
I could be misreading something, so what say you?