Rafael Correa former President of Ecuador loses slander suit against journalist

Posted on July 5, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

panampost.com/Karina Martín reported that journalist Martín Pallares has been found innocent of all charges made against him by Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa.

Pallares, a journalist with the website 4Pelagatos, had been accused of slander for an opinion piece he wrote about Correa’s connection to the Odebrecht scandal, in which officials took bribes from the Brazilian construction company in exchange for building contracts.


The trial took place without the plaintiff present, who was also counter-suing for defamation on the grounds that the trial had negatively affected his general reputation.

Pallares would have spent 15 to 30 days in prison if found guilty, but, as he pointed out himself on his Twitter account, the only witness presented in Correa’s defense denied that their opinion had changed as a result of reading the article. Read Article

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