Journalist and former editor of opinion for El Universo newspaper, Emilio Palacio, will formally request tomorrow political asylum in the United States. Palacio is facing a sentence of three years in Ecuador by the demand made by the Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa.
The former editor will attend the Department of State in Miami at 08:00 in the morning (GMT) to request political asylum in the country. After his request is made, the authorities will study the petition to reach a verdict, Palacio could appeal later.
“I am optimist, although the process can take a few months, since the authorities of this country evaluate a large number of asylum requests,” added the journalist after stating that this has been a tough decision for his whole family. (AV)