Government newspaper “El Ciudadano” defined as “pendejos” (fools) the political opposition to the regime of Rafael Correa in an edition of 16 pages identified as ‘special’ for ‘April fool‘.
The following meaning of the Royal Academy of Language was attached to the work in small prints: The term “pendejo” means a ‘cunning or sly person’, but does not state that there are other connotations for the word, it refers to a ‘cowardly and pusillanimous man ‘or a ‘ stupid man’, as used in our country.
Assemblyman as Paco Moncayo, Cesar Montufar, Vicente Taiano, Henry Blacksmith, Andrew Roche, Galo Lara and Gilmar Gutiérrez, Alberto Acosta, Gustavo Larrea, Humberto Cholango, and Betty Amores, are some of the politicians (against the government) referred to as “pendejo”.
Although the author of the work was not identified, it is known that the National Secretariat of Communication, led by Fernando Alvarado Espinel, is in charge of El Ciudadano (media). This media is edited in Quito, under the direction of Marco Antonio Bravo and printed by Editogran SA (company created by the Government to print the government newspapers such as El Telegrafo, PP, and magazines seized from the Isaiah group).