Reuters – Reserved for Press
Date: Sep 26, 2011
Rafael Correa, President of the country where the Chevron Ecuador case is pending appeal, speaks at Colombia University in New York about the El Universo case:
Ecuador’s penal code punishes anyone who “falsely accuses” a public official of a crime.
Carlos Lauria, senior program coordinator for the Americas at the Committee to Protect Journalists, took direct aim at the president’s policies, saying he had urged the courts to imprison journalists just because he didn’t like their opinions.
Correa’s response: “Sir, you are lying and you are a liar.”