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Ecuador clarifies invite to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ecuador has clarified an invitation made by a government official welcoming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the country. President Rafael Correa said in a statement late Tuesday that the comments by a deputy foreign minister, Kintto Lucas, were "personal" and not an official invitation.

"Kintto Lucas's quoted comment was a spontaneous, personal response to a question from a local journalist and garnered attention due to the high international interest in the WikiLeaks story," the Ecuadoran embassy in Washington, D.C., said in a statement.

As the fallout continued this week over the U.S. diplomatic cables leaked on his website, the elusive Assange is now on the Interpol most-wanted list for alleged sexual assault in Sweden.

-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City

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Correa is a hero. Wikileaks is a brilliant shining light.

The Age of profit before people is slowly dying and the imperialism of the American economic and political elite is being dismantled fading. They will be forced to change because from Ecuador to America to every corner of the world built on the struggles of millions for generations, people are saying yes to equality, peace, justice, freedom for all.

Proud mama of children born in NZ, half Ecuadorean living in Australia who will inherit a beautiful world.

I am Ecuadorian and I dont want this waki in my country, I already know that the president of Ecuador is a FOLLOWER,,he follows CRAZY Chavez...We are just waiting to see who can help us to take correa and his people out of my country....

YES, he is doing good job. Rather than blaming him for the trash, he should be commanded and praised for his thankless and very risky job. He has put his life in danger in exposing the most powerful nation on this globe. If I have power, I can award him the Nobel Peace Prize too.
Why Hillary Clinton blamed the messenger, who has opened the dirty dump rather than the messages, which are nothing more than the black side of America. Shamelessly our diplomats are doing dirty intelligent gatherings and crisscrossing dirty war gimmicks and dividing each other only to establish our hegemony


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