New Controversy Among Newspaper El Universo and the Government
A publication made in Daily El Universo today on alleged businesses made by the owners of the newspaper with the State generated reactions from both the newspaper and the official media.
On 3 May, El Telégrafo (now a Government media) made a publication stating that Daily El Universo would be involved in the construction of the Bus Terminal of Guayaquil; a business that allegedly would have harmed the state.
According to this publication, in the construction of the work, which was given by the Japanese company Fujita, a company called Matrics would be involved, “whose largest shareholder was Inamasa, owned by Carlos Pérez Perasso and his children MariaTeresa, Rosa, Priscilla, Carlos, and Cesar; the last two are current executives of newspaper El Universo.
“The current government (…) is trying to bring alive a case that had a final verdict in 1992,” said today El Universo.
El Universo explains that Matrics never had a relationship with the state because as a “private contractor they worked for the Japanese transnational Fujita Corporation in some of the works they had” for the Bus Terminal. He added that Fujita is solely responsible for the damage “because they signed the contract with the later Guayas Transit Commission.”
“Today, the government media El Ciudadano noted that the alleged prejudice against the state for that work would be $ 100 million and that the case remained unpunished. It also reported that an investigation was opened.
Source: Daily El Comercio