Former president of Ecuador, Abdala Bucaram, was warned, for the third time, by the Panamanian government to refrain from making political statements through social media about the administration of President Rafael Correa.
The Foreign Minister of Panama , Fernando Nuñez Fabrega, summoned Bucaram to tell him to stop the attacks against Correa’s government. However, the former politician said to the media that was Correa who had complained to the Government of Panama for an alleged “twitcam” made by Bucaram against the current president .
Former president denied the allegations and said that for more than a year he haven’t used this network for videos. He further stated that Correa had manipulated old recordings from about two years ago to look as current.
The Panamanian Foreign Ministry said that if the attacks continue, his political asylum status could be jeopardized.
Bucaram, leader of the political party PRE (Partido Roldosista Ecuadoriano), has 16 years living in Panama in political asylum status after his overthrow in 1997.