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Ecuador expels US officers, cancels military program

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gives a speech during an official visit to Barcelona on April 22, 2014Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has ordered all US military officers to leave the country by the end of month and canceled a security cooperation program with the Pentagon, US officials said on Friday. "At the request of the government of Ecuador, our bilateral security cooperation programs in Ecuador are currently coming to a close," Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told AFP in an email. The defense program had to be shut down by the end of April, he said.