December 5, 2013
Boudou's motorcade attacked in Quito, Ecuadorean gov't says
The Ecuadorean Armed Forces stopped an assault on Vice-President Amado Boudou during his visit to Quito and captured two of the attackers last Friday, their government said.
Several robbers tried to rob the motorcade in which Boudou was travelling alongside members of a “joint military intelligence” unit on Friday night, a press release said.
“The military personnel, while protecting Boudou, repealed an attack perpetrated against the motorcade that was driving him as part of his official visit to the Republic of Ecuador,” it added.
The officers reacted “effectively, neutralizing the attack and capturing the alleged attackers and surrendered them to the authorities,” the release explained.
During his visit to Quito, Boudou met with the Ecuadorean defence minister María Fernanda Espinosa in order to discuss military matters.