Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ecuador says U.S. ambassador not welcome

Ecuador says U.S. ambassador not welcome - CNN.com

The Ecuadorian government on Tuesday declared the U.S. ambassador in that country, Heather Hodges, persona non grata and asked her to leave as soon as possible, the state-run Andes news agency reported. The decision was based on a State Department cable made public by WikiLeaks, it said.

This act "is not against the government of the United States, but against a diplomat who made serious statements," Patino said.

The U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to the development.

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