The Center for Political and Social Studies Foundation (CEPS) obtained resources from countries such as Venezuela and Ecuador , during the stage in which the vice president of the Spanish Government, Pablo Iglesias, was present .
This revelation was made by the Spanish media OK Diario , which indicates that the contracts are for almost 1.36 million during 2008 and 2009 from Venezuela, in addition to 369 thousand euros, just over $ 436,000 from Ecuador, for multiple agreements.
The media adds that according to the director of the Plan V Research Magazine, Juan Carlos Calderón , the foundation’s sources of funding were with book publications and consultancies , and others with the Prometheus project . “There was the desire to distribute favors from the correato to the World Academy , to an academy called progressive .”
According to Calderón, with the Prometheus project, which ran from 2013 to 2017, 848 foreign teachers came to the country, of which 269 were from Spain and 156 from Venezuela , with salaries ranging between $ 4,300 and $ 6,000 per month.
“This project would have cost the State $ 247 million, but actually almost $ 55 million was spent,” he said.
He questions that these hires have not been audited, as well as those millionaire contracts in propaganda. “At some point we made a calculation and the Correa government spent $ 1,200 million on propaganda, that is, from $ 100 to $ 120 million per year, expenses that have not been audited.”
One of those contracts appears in the public procurement portal . It corresponds to a television series ” Voces del Ecuador 2014 ” with a value of more than $ 148,000 from the company of Jorge Gestoso , the CNN presenter who came to Ecuador hired by the previous regime.
The investigative journalist recalls: “Gestoso interviewed me when (I) was working at Vanguardia magazine ; He was hired by the Ecuadorian government, a guy who couldn’t define him as a journalist. Although he is a journalist paid by a government for a lot of money, what he does is propaganda to that government, disguised as journalism. Furthermore, it is paid for by all of us ”.
The documents published by the Spanish newspaper reflect the financing of the CEPS foundation throughout the years 2004 to 2013, before the official creation of the Podemos political party.