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Colombia Tapped Ecuador President’s Telephones, Universo Says

Colombian police have been tapping the telephones of Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa and government and military officials since 2008, El Universo reported, citing an unidentified Colombian intelligence officer.

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and incoming President Juan Manuel Santos have been briefed at least three times on the operation, which began in the aftermath of a Colombian raid on a rebel base camp inside Ecuador in March 2008, the Guayaquil-based newspaper said today, citing the officer.