Ecuador: Journalist resorts to begging on street to pay for libel suit from President

Posted on August 12, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Human Rights Latin America, Politics reported An Ecuadorean opposition journalist convicted of libeling President Rafael Correa said on Thursday that he is broke and must take up a public collection to pay the $141,000 judgment.

Fernando Villavicencio displayed a piggy bank at a news conference and said he will use banks to collect money in the streets to satisfy what he calls Correa’s appetite for “hate and vengeance.” Read Article

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