Bonil has found an answer to that question which is likely to embarrass Mr Correa even more. On February 5th he published a sanitised retelling of the same story, in which the police are all smiles and show Mr Villavicencio every courtesy. “Call your lawyer…we’ll make you a list of what we take, for you to sign,” offers a friendly detective. “We’ll keep it in a sealed envelope…in case you think we are going to show it to anyone.” “Don’t worry—I know that in your hands there is total independence,” Mr Villavicencio responds, cheerily waving them off. The message is clear—and the joke is on Mr Correa.