Ecuador’s Richest Man, legal woes in U.S, Ecuador

Posted on August 5, 2014 • Filed under: Business, Ecuador C. McKINLEY Jr. wrote the simple black-and-white advertisement, addressed “to whom it may concern” in all capitals, had a taunting, catch-me-if-you-can tone. The author said he could be served legal papers only in his native Ecuador and only in person. “It would have to be done by looking me in the eyes, asking my name and giving me the service in my hands,” he wrote. The ad in The New York Times on July 25 was signed by Alvaro Noboa, one of the richest men in Latin America, a perennial candidate for president in Ecuador and the head of the gargantuan banana business Grupo Noboa, S.A. A similar ad followed on Friday. Why would a South American banana mogul pay for such a message? And to whom was it of concern? Read Article


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