Ecuadorian ex-assemblyman Fernando Balda, center of an investigation for an attempted kidnapping against him, today linked a mysterious tweet from President Lenin Moreno with ex-President Rafael Correa, suggesting that he would be comparing him with criminals like “El Chapo” and “Al Capone”.
In his intriguing and inexplicable message, Moreno today spread the meaning of the term “pseudonym”, and says that it is a “fictional name that uses an author.”
After mentioning those of Neftalí Reyes (Pablo Neruda), Joaquín Salvador Lavado (Quino) and Lucila Godoy (Gabriela Mistral), he recalls that they also resort to pseudonyms “gangsters and delinquents” such as the Mexican Joaquín Guzmán (“El Chapo”) and the Americans Alphonse Gabriel Capone (“Al Capone”) and Charles Floyd (“Pretty Boy”).
And without specifying to whom he refers, or giving any explanation, Moreno closes his message saying that it is also used by “Carlitos”.
It has been the ex-conservative who has claimed that “Carlitos” is how Correa was known among those who allegedly executed the kidnapping attempt against him in 2012, in an operation that he attributes to the Ecuadorian secret services in Colombia.
“In his version, the author confessed to the kidnapping of Fernando Balda, intelligence agent Raúl Chicaiza, confessed before the Attorney General that within the criminal operation of the kidnapping, Rafael Correa, among them they called him ‘Carlitos'”, says a message of the ex-assemblyman to journalists.
Chicaiza, former intelligence officer of the Ecuadorian National Police, has accepted effective cooperation in the investigation carried out by the Attorney General’s Office in the Balda case, and in his testimonies has linked Correa to the kidnapping order of one of his biggest critics in the conservative opposition.
After being criminally linked on June 18, the former president has violated the precautionary measure of appearing before the National Court of Justice every 15 days as of July 2, for which Ecuador requested last week to Interpol his arrest and extradition.
Correa says he is the target of a “political plot” of those who were harmed by his ten years in office. (I)