During the his saturday broadcast, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa asked yesterday Maria Fernanda Espinoza, Minister of Defense, to initiate legal action against Ecuavisa TV Station for the diffussion of an allegedly forged document with the qualifications of the colonels of the promotion 78 of the Army who are to be promoted to generals.
Correa referred to the publications of the press about the disconfort in the armed forces and the promotions. About the alleged favoritism in the process “they do it to see if we have a coup, if they kill the president,” said the president.
The minister informed Correa that the current Army Commander Jorge Peña, investigated the case and found the alleged forgery of the document published by Ecuavisa. The general himself is preparing legal action against the media.
The president asked to be her, as legal and political representative of the Armed Forces, who initiate actions.