So, Ecuador gave Wikileak's Asange asylum. Now suppose you are Ecuador. You might give Asange asylum out of the goodness of your heart, or maybe just to rankle the bullyboy to the north (they recently threw the US military out of Ecuador). Or maybe you wanted a little peak at the secret files. Certainly you would ASK for a little peak, if not make it a term of the deal.
Now suppose you are the President of Ecuador - an economist - and you see something in the secret documents that makes little red flags go up in your head. And a couple months later, you begin a gentle repatriation of your country's gold reserves.
Just musing . . .