The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, on an interview with EFE while complying his agenda in Cadiz (Spain) due to the XXII Latin American Summit, revealed that he doesn’t rule out the idea that the suspension of the traditional Jesus del Gran Poder bullfighting fair, is a political strategy for the elections of February 17, 2013.
“Do not be surprised that this is part of the campaign, find out who owns that company,” said Correa, who also claimed that the measure could be used with the intention of harming the government, “What a coincidence that just this year, two months before historical elections, there will be no bullfighting, “he said.
The organizer of the bullfighting fair, Citotusa, in a statement sent to the Municipality of Quito, informed that it would rather suspend the traditional activity to prevent confrontations between anti-bullfighting and bullfighting fans.
Over the suspension, it was revealed that at least 300 people would be out of business, between banderilleros, picadores, bullfighters and members of the matador´s support team. (MZ)