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EL COMERCIO (Ecuador)

QUITO - Why will there never be a coup d"état in the United States? "Because it doesn't have an American embassy," Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa told Wikileak's founder Julian Assange in an interview broadcast Tuesday on Russia Today.

The left-wing leader credited the joke to his Bolivian counterpart, Evo Morales. "I really love and admire the U.S. people," Correa said. "The last thing I'd be is anti-American. But I'll always call it like I see it. If there are U.S. policies that go against Latin America or Ecuador, I have to say something."

El Comercio highlighted several other of President Correa's more memorable comments:

On the subject of the U.S. military base in Manta, Ecuador, Correa said his government will be happy to renew America's license to operate there "as soon as they give us permission to set up an Ecuadorian base in Miami."

The Ecuadorian leader also spoke about his decision last year to expel U.S. Ambassador Heather Hodges. "She was a woman who was totally adverse to our government, a woman from the far right who was stuck seeing things in a 1960s Cold War framework," he said.

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War In Ukraine, Day 224: Russia Says U.S. Is Now "A Participant Of The Conflict"

The warning comes after Washington's latest military aid package to Ukraine.

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"We perceive this as an immediate threat to the strategic interests of our country," Antonov said early Wednesday via a post on Telegram. "The supply of military products by the U.S. and its allies not only entails protracted bloodshed and new casualties, but also increases the danger of a direct military clash between Russia and Western countries.” Antonov said the U.S. is now considered a “participant of the conflict.”

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The United States announced this week that it is sending $625 million to Ukraine in additional weaponry, including High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers.

U.S. President Joe Biden spoke Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday, emphasizing Washington’s continued support for Kyiv “as it defends itself from Russian aggression for as long as it takes,” a statement from the White House said.

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