Correa upset with cartoonist Bonil, again

Posted on May 18, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

Correa encourages its followers on social networks to harass critics
Ecuador President asks people to “reclaim the streets” cartoonist for his drawings Bonil

Soraya Constant/ REPORTED
Quito 3 MAY 2016
Caricatura de Bonil sobre Rafael Correa
Cartoon Bonil on Rafael Correa Bonil

The cartoonist humor Xavier Bonilla , better known as Bonil, has angered President Rafael Correa on more than one occasion. The most recent anger it caused a vignette in which Bonil described as white elephants to some emblematic works of the regime, such as the building of the Unasur or an airport in the Amazon that has no operations. The cartoon was published just as the Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in Quito developed and therefore Correa said he had made the country look bad.

The attack against the cartoonist occurred during his weekly appearance of activities, which is transmitted by the public media and government platforms via streaming. He showed a photo of caricaturist and asked his supporters that if they see down the street you “claim” for his drawings.

Caricaturist, despite the systematic harassment, continues to publish his cartoons in the newspaper El Universo , on the other hand has also been the target of attacks by the government and is currently in resistance to not pay 10% of its quarterly revenue for refusing to rectify a story related to the state debt with the Social Security Institute. Read Article


Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email