The Superintendency of Market Power Control (SCPM for its Spanish acronym) sent to 4Pelagatos a request for clarification and rectification the article headed “A monthly lease of $ 20 thousand paid with others money does not hurt, signed by Martin Pallares and published in that website on March 16. The letter, published here, is five times longer than the article (it has 11 pages) and is signed by Susana Naranjo Espinosa, director of Social Communication of the agency.
Despite being a request for rectification, it does not belies the claims of the 4Pelagatos article: it confirms them. And somehow it tries to justify them.
4pelagatos reported that the SCPM pays $ 20 thousand a month to lease the house of Guayasamín. The clarification of the SCPM: Yes, it does. The explanation is simple: that´s the cost! Superintendent Pedro Paez told Democracia radio that, considering the number of employees working there (139), the average cost of the rent is $ 150 per employee. A bargain. It is cheaper than renting a tiny studio for a beauty saloon in Jipijapa, he said.