Yesterday, Daily El Universo responded strongly to the accusation supported by the Ecuadorian Government, which suggests that its late director, Carlos Pérez Perasso, allegedly participated in a negotiation.
The newspaper dedicated half of its front page to display a letter to Rafael Correa, entitled “We will not shut up, Mr. President!”.
In that letter, the newspaper rejected the arguments launched in early May by El Telégrafo newspaper seized on the irregularities in the construction of the old bus station in Guayaquil, in the 80s.
On the contrary, they argued that the complaint -examined by the counsel of the National Transit Commission-, is part of a strategy to silence the media.
“The government must understand a simple truth, El Universo will not remain silent. (…) To achieve his purpose, the President of the Republic will only have one way, to destroy us, and apparently that is what he has solved.”
With that sentence began yesterday’s letter published in the newspaper, which in the past 30 years had never used such a space on its cover dimensions to respond to a current government.
“All allegations are false. It was ratified by many judges that concluded in a unanimous appeal decision that is a judged issue.”
This way, El Universo responded to the accusation which has been echoed by public media such as El Ciudadano and the web site of the Presidential Palace.
Source: Daily El Comercio