The Secretary of Defense, Luis Hernandez, has condemned in the prosecutor’s office the alleged crime of “intrusion into the security zone.” Photo: Patricio Terán / EL COMERCIO

Luis Hernandez resigned as Minister of Defense on Tuesday afternoon, April 26, 2022.

Hernandez was in this position for about six months. In a letter addressed to President Guillermo Lasso, he thanked her for trusting him.

“I say goodbye, Mr. President, thank you for your confidence, and at the same time I wish your government the best of luck, as its success will undoubtedly be for all Ecuadorians …”, Hernandez wrote.

Now the former officer was in Guayaquil this Tuesday morning at the time of the weapons destruction. He announced that the army would return to the streets of Buenos Aires for an operation to support the national police.

The government has not yet announced Hernandez’s resignation, and it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

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