Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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.