The President of the Republic, Rafael Correa, mentioned through his Twitter account that the report made by the English newspaper The Guardian that talks about the decision taken by the President about exploiting the one per thousand of the Yasuni National Park is “so blatant, and full of lies and imprecisions”
Correa made the question: How much has contributed, this newspaper, to the environmental initiative?, and also referred ironically to the announcement of social and environmental organizations that international personalities will come to the country to promote the referendum and defend the Yasuni.
The President also questioned: why don’t they fight so that their countries do not contaminate? As according to him, is always easier to “demand” that Ecuador does not touch their resources when they are the ones that pollute.
“Ecuador is a marginal polluter, but it must sacrificed its people in the fight against global warming. What a nonsense!”, said Correa.
For its part, the Constitutional Court still does not confirm the time that it will take to analyze the constitutionality of the proposal for a referendum which was presented last Thursday by the jurist Julio Cesar Trujillo, representative of groups like Conaie, Ecuarunari and environmental organizations, which are fighting to prevent the exploitation of the Yasuní ITT.