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Reuters – Journalist flees Ecuador to evade prison sentence

More on the development in the case against the owners and former editor of the country’s largest newspaper who were sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $40 million in fines for libel against President Rafael Correa:

An outspoken critic of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has fled to Miami while a prison sentence against him for libeling the fiery left-wing leader was on appeal.

Emilio Palacio, a former op-ed editor at the El Universo newspaper said on Sunday he left his South American homeland because the government wants him “behind bars.”

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