To mark his sixth month as Head of State of State in Ecuador, General Guillermo Rodriguez Lara held a press conference in Quito last week.
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Background: To mark his sixth month as Head of State of State in Ecuador, General Guillermo Rodriguez Lara held a press conference in Quito last week.
General Lara told reporters that he'd called the conference to announce what has been achieved by his government since he came to power.
Firstly there was an alliance between the Ecuador Navy and the Government of Japan for transportation of petroleum products between the two countries, which was without presented, he claimed.
The Ecuador had maintained sovereignty over the 200-mile fishing limit off shore, and was prepared to stand by the threat to arrest any ship which infringed this boundary. On this particular subject, General Lara said that Ecuador would not renew any talks with the Untied States as long as U.S. sanctions were imposed against the country.
General Lara also told reporters that his government - which now includes four army ministers, two from the air force, one from the navy and three civilians - was determined as ever to defeat Ecuador's long-standing housing problem.
A start had been made with the building of 14,000 dwellings for workers at the port of Guayaquil, he said.