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Ecuador Judge Orders Journalist to Pay Up US$140,000 in President Defamation Suit – PanAm Post

Date: Aug 11, 2016

Journalist Fernando Villavicencio has been fined USD $140,000 after a judge in a defamation lawsuit sided with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa. Villavicencio and former legislator Clever Jimenez were sentenced to one year in prison in 2014, as well as Carlos Figueroa. They were accused of making accusations against Correa and his administration without evidence in relation to the President being hospitalized in Quito amid police revolts. Read more>>