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Ecuador asks Mexico for permission to enter its embassy in Quito and arrest Jorge Glas

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Jorge Glas, former vice president of Ecuador, has been inside the Mexican diplomatic headquarters since last December awaiting a response to the requested political asylum.

The Government of Ecuador requested permission from Mexico to enter its embassy in Quito and arrest Jorge Glas, former vice president during the presidential term of Rafael Correa (2007-2017), who has been in that diplomatic headquarters waiting since last December. response to the requested asylum.

The Ecuadorian Government asked Mexico to allow it to proceed to detain Glas in its embassy since, if he is granted asylum, “it would make void all the commitments made in international instruments such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption.” Foreign Ministry sources confirmed to the international press.

Glas, who was already Ecuador’s vice president at the beginning of Lenín Moreno’s government (2017-2021) and who at the end of 2022 had been released after serving five years in prison for two convictions for bribery and illicit association of eight and six years in prison, respectively, is being prosecuted for alleged embezzlement in the case of the reconstruction of the coastal province of Manabí after the 2016 earthquake.

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