The Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, described the media as “traitors” because, he said, they began a “campaign” against its goal of reforming the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR).
Last Saturday Correa reiterated that he will not recognize the Inter-American Commission (IACHR) the power to request precautionary measures. Along with that restriction he also insists in the change of location of the headquarters, or that their funding comes only from the regular fund of the Organization of American States (OAS) and not through donations. These were the three key points that the Ecuadorian government sought to introduce into the resolution on March 22 and in the end they were not taken into account despite the journeys of the Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino.
“Traitors to their own homeland, trying to beat the government, they don’t care if the country looks bad, undermine the national objectives, against the president, against the government, to see if they recover the power they have lost. Today they may hide, postpone and delay the solutions to these problems, distort the truth. But in the future things will be clear,” said Correa.
At the end he added: “They do not learn the lesson of February 17, which we will give them again after four years.”