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January 26, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Military crash in Ecuador

The first woman ever to serve as Defense Minister of Ecuador, Guadalupe Larriva, was killed when two helicopters collided during a ceremonial aviation show. Her daughter and several military officers were among the victims. Larriva had served as leader of the Socialist Party of Ecuador, one of several small leftist parties in the fragmented party system of Ecuador. Recently inaugurated President Correa ordered an investigation into what caused the French-designed Gazelle helicopters to collide. See From that article I learned that the name of the new vice president is Lenin Moreno! I wonder if his parents were leftists?

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