Committee to Protect Journalists – Correa lambastes press in Columbia speech
Date: Sep 27, 2011
The Committee to Protect Journalists reacts to Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s speech at Colombia University:
“Sir, you are lying and a liar.” With these words, uttered before an audience of around 150 people, Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa dispelled any doubt as to whether he might cool his explosive rhetoric in the face of criticism. His harsh words came in response to a critical question posed by CPJ’s senior coordinator for the Americas, Carlos Lauría, after a speech on Friday hosted by the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University in New York.