Quito’s Police: CIA breeding ground

“I applied and was accepted at the Escuela superior de policía de Quito, and studied there from September 1992 to August 1995.”

Guy Philippe, speaking to Peter Hallward about his background prior to leading an armed insurgency that contributed to the removal of Haiti’s elected president, Jean Bertrand Aristide.

Report Confirmed: U.S. Intelligence Thoroughly Penetrated the Ecuadoran Policeespañol

By Jean-Guy Allard

Translation: Machetera

The uprising by putschist elements of the Ecuadoran police against President Rafael Correa confirms an alarming report about the infiltration of the Ecuadoran police by U.S. intelligence services released in 2008, which indicated that many members of the police corps developed a “dependence” on the U.S. Embassy.

The report made clear that the Ecuadoran Police “maintain informal economic dependence on the United States, to pay for informants, training, equipment and operations.”

The systematic use of corruption techniques by the CIA in order to acquire the “goodwill” of police officers was described and denounced on many occasions by the ex-CIA agent Philip Agee who, before leaving the agency’s ranks, was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Quito.

In his official report, distributed at the end of October 2008, the Ecuadoran Defense Minister Javier Ponce revealed how U.S. diplomats dedicated themselves to the corruption of the police as well as officers from the armed forces.

In confirmation, the leadership of the Ecuadoran police then announced that it would sanction any of its agents who collaborated with the United States, while the U.S. Embassy claimed “transparency” in its support of Ecuador.

“We work with the Ecuadoran government, with the military, with the Police, on objectives that are very important for security,” said the U.S. Ambassador in Quito, Heather Hodges.

However, the diplomat told journalists that she would not comment “on intelligence matters.”

For her part, the public affairs officer, Marta Youth, categorically refused to comment on the Ecuadoran government’s denunciations, which included complaints about CIA participation in an operation with Colombia that led to a military attack by the Colombian military against FARC guerrillas on Ecuadoran territory on March 1st of that year.

The head of Army intelligence, Mario Pazmiño, had been removed for concealing information related to the attack on the FARC.

In recent months, U.S. officials have appeared in Ecuador under the pretext of extending relations between Ecuador and the United States.  Arturo Valenzuela, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, repeatedly visited President Correa, leading up to a visit from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Valenzuela was accompanied by Todd Stern, “Climate Change Envoy,” also known for his CIA ties.

Machetera is a member of Tlaxcala, the network of translators for linguistic diversity.This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source, author, and translator are cited.

One response to “Quito’s Police: CIA breeding ground

  1. John Charles Heiser

    This is a long known and disturbing truth about an agency that dictates its own foreign policy at times, and has no hesitance in removing even its own citizens in the pursuit of world empire. How low a group, much more idealistic, when it was still the Office of Secret Services, has sunk. Phillip Agee, and the host of officers who thought that by resigning and revealing the depravity that by the 1950’s began their rise to dominance of the outlook of the “company”, ultimately failed, as revealing and disgusting the few ‘open doors’, and memoirs tried to tell us. The Cold War was an anything goes war, as both a financial empire arose that has altered any real need to depend on congressional stipends, and depravity began to characterize far to many of our ‘alliances’. I find myself second guessing my self, wondering if these are the “Praetorian Guards” of what sadly has become the senior partner of the Anglo-American Empire,growing more like the Byzantine half to whom peace would become an impossibility. It is not that our not studying, is causing a repetition, for in truth, history does not repeat itself, rather we have found a new depth to sink to, our ‘Pax Americus. The children and grandchildren have come to believe the lies, willingly unable to tell right from wrong.

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