Posted On 09 Mar 2017
An “awkward character for the current government.” That is the qualification with which, in a brief summary of 8 minutes and 36 seconds, the news channel NTN24 presented, on Wednesday, March 8, an advance of the interview with Pedro Delgado, former president of the Central Bank of Ecuador (ECB) and cousin of President Rafael Correa Delgado.
His reappearance, even before any details of the dialogue were known, provoked reactions from the ruling party, which questioned the fact that a fugitive from justice is interviewed.
And in the little that was known, Delgado was blunt. Correa, according to his cousin, “uses and has used the citizen revolution and deceived everyone to create an image of the country’s savior, but in practice, he has used it for the usufruct of power for his benefit and that of his friends.”
In that context, he explained why some of his strong men, like himself, his brother Fabricio Correa or Alberto Acosta (who presided over the Constituent Assembly) have separated from the president. According to him, what Correa uses people and institutions, “but when these no longer serve his purposes, he just discards them.”
In the interview, Delgado, who was sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzlement of public funds, for the irregular grant of a $ 800,000 loan to the Argentine citizen Gaston Duzac, explains why he has not returned to face justice. He sums it all up in the word “control.” And all in one man. Obviously Rafael Correa.