Opposition in Ecuador asks U.S. for sanctions against the country

Posted on March 31, 2015 • Filed under: Conflicts, Ecuador, Politics, United States

telesurtv.net reported President Correa said he considered calls for sanctions against Ecuador to be an affront to the country’s sovereignty and dignity. An opposition supporter who recently emerged after a year in hiding as a fugitive from justice told a private media station Friday that he intended to go to Washington in order to have the U.S. government apply unilateral sanctions against Ecuador as they have done with Venezuela. “We are going to ask the U.S. senate commission (sic) to analyze the case of Ecuador the violation of human rights and specific cases of corruption so that the same measures and sanctions that the Obama government recently imposed on Venezuela be imposed (on Ecuador),” Fernando Villavicencio told Ecuavisa. Villavicencio, together with former congressman Clever Jimenez, were found guilty by an Ecuadorean judge of having defamateed President Rafael Correa. The two submitted a complaint to the public prosecutor accusing the president of crimes against humanity, alleging that Correa has ‘staged’ a coup attempt on Sept. 30, 2010. The court found that complaint to be without merit, as well as “malicious and reckless.” Read Article


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