One of the most representative of the RC, is the former minister Ricardo Patiño, who left Ecuador on April 17.
He traveled to Peru and from there to Mexico, where he received political asylum in October 2019. On November 25, it was known that in August 2019, Mexico granted refuge to former Superintendent of Communication, Carlos Ochoa, who was initially protected in Bolivia.
As for the former legislator Sofía Espín, in October 2018 she took refuge in Bolivia. Since November 16 he is in Mexico. She was prosecuted for an offer to conduct influence peddling, but the case was filed last week. One of his relatives who asked to keep his name in reserve, said that a date for his return to the country has not yet been defined.
The rest took refuge in the Mexican embassy in Quito on October 14, after indigenous mobilization.
This is the legislator Gabriela Rivadeneira and her husband, Luis Flores; Assemblywoman Soledad Buendía and her husband, former CPCCS Vice President Edwin Jarrín; and the assemblyman Carlos Viteri and his wife, the former CPCCS spokesman, Tania Pauker. They are joined by the alternate assemblyman Luis Molina and the Procurator of the Prefecture of Pichincha, Leonidas Moreno.
Except Rivadeneira, against the other seven there are no legal actions. On October 14, the Mexican Government confirmed that these people are under protection and shelter. The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, José Valencia, said he was surprised to learn that legislators were welcomed when they have no requirement of justice.
The internationalist Fernando Carranco says that Mexico acts under the international principle of granting political asylum, which is normal.