The National Secretariat of Communication (SECOM) has clarified through a statement that the only spaces used by the presidency to communicate with citizens are “The Government Informs” and the participation of the president, ministers or secretaries of state in the media or public appearances.
The message of the SECOM specifies that any other communication channel does not have the approval of the National Government. This announcement was broadcast hours after Vice President Jorge Glas had transmitted a live program called “Enlace Ciudadano” (Citizen´s Link for its Spanish name), of a style similar to that led by former president Rafael Correa.
The vice president’s duties were suspended after a former Odebrecht official had said he paid him millions of dollars in bribes. Glas admits having met with Odebrecht staff but denies allegations of corruption. (I)