El Universo newspaper apologizes for Bonil cartoon

El Universo newspaper apologized on Monday with the Afro groups by order of the Superintendent of Communication (SuperCom), which considered “discriminatory” one cartoon done by Xavier Bonilla, mostly known as ‘Bonil.’ On Friday, February 13, the SuperCom...

Supercom speeds up on issuance of sanctions

The Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom), led by Carlos Ochoa, turns 6 months today and so far has issued seven administrative penalties against four private media, two of those issued last week, one for Extra Newspaper and one for TV channel Ecuavisa....

Fernando Cordero says he did not know about the purchase of Condorito magazines

In a letter sent to the main department of El Universo Newspaper, dated on February 7, 2014, head of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS for its Spanish acronym), Fernando Cordero, claimed the alleged breach of the Communications Law, in the case of the public...

SIP rejects sanctions against Bonil and EL UNIVERSO

In a statement, the Committee on freedom of press of the Inter-American Society of press (SIP for its Spanish acronym), showed its rejection to the sanctions against the cartoonist Xavier Bonilla, “Bonil”, and EL UNIVERSO newspaper, of Ecuador, imposed by the Superintendency of...

Supercom awaits for Bonil’s response

The Superintendency of Information and Communication (Supercom) is awaiting for a response to the letter sent to El Universo newspaper’s cartoonist, Xavier Bonilla, “Bonil” after he was notified of a legal process, as provided by Article 9 of Regulation for...
Emilio Palacio

Palacio will not be able to leave the United States

Emilio Palacio, former chief of the opinion page of the Guayaquil’s Newspaper EL UNIVERSO, who sought asylum in the United States, announced that he can’t travel to Spain to receive his award for his work as a journalist granted  by the newspaper El Mundo,  since he has not...

Journalist Marcelo Marchan a.k.a ‘Tomas del Pelo’ Passed Away

Marcelo Marchan Velez, a journalist from Guayaquil, Ecuador, known under the pseudonym Tomas del Pelo, and writer of El Universo newspaper, passed this morning at the age of 62 years. Last Sunday, after 23:00 Merchan felt ill and soon was taken to the Kennedy clinic, where he...

El Universo Case: Court did not Rule on the Prosecutor’s Request

Francisco Morales, President of Guayas Court of Justice, did not comment yesterday on the request made by Guayas prosecutor, Antonio Gagliardo, who asked to file the sue against Judge Juan Paredes Fernandez. The judge heard the arguments of the newspaper’s attorney, Joffre...