General Ernesto González, Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces of Ecuador: “The Armed Forces of Ecuador, as determined by the Constitution, is an institution to protect the rights, guarantees, and freedoms of Ecuadoran citizens. Therefore, we respect the state of law. We, the Armed Forces, are an institution organized by, led by, and subordinated to the national interest, as well as subordinated to the legitimately constituted legal authority and to the maximum authority of the Armed Forces who is the President of the Republic.”
This video was released by TeleSur on 30 September 2010. Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).