Its President Correa stacked the Supreme Court with friendly judges, then prosecuted a newspaper columnist and its directors, obtaining three year jail sentences and $40M in “damages”.
The President personally attended the trial to make it clear what we wanted while his supporters beat up journalists who protested outside.
The column itself – available here in Spanish – is barely different from the language thrown at Prime Minister Gillard by radio shockjocks or on Twitter by the likes of sad-case unemployed former journalist Stephen Mayne who these days incessantly repeats self-evidently false claims she was an epic-embezzler. Mayne’s own business experience where he fleeced co-founders and investors in Crikey after its $1M sale, the left-wing email newsletter, perhaps leads him to judge others by his own debauched standards. VEXNEWS hears that there is much consternation with the Greensparty in Victoria about their association with Mayne in light of his recent behaviour.