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Sen. Brown Seeks Extradition Of Ecuadorian Fugitive

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Sen. Scott Brown says the U.S. government should withdraw millions of dollars in aid to Ecuador if the country doesn't extradite a man accused of a double-murder in Brockton last year.

After allegedly murdering a woman and her 2-year-old son, Luis Guaman, an undocumented immigrant, fled on a fake passport to Ecuador, his home country. Ecuador's constitution doesn't allow for extradition of its citizens.

Brown is asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to with draw $57 million in aid to the country.

"It's time for the State Department to call into question whether it's appropriate to send tens of millions of dollars in foreign assistance to Ecuador when it harbors fugitives like Guaman," he said.

Brown says he may also introduce legislation to reduce or eliminate aid to Ecuador.

This program aired on April 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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