Ecuadorian economic magazine Vistazo could face a lawsuit by $2, 4 billion, presented by four social organizations related to the ruling government, for alleged felony on the Election Day because they interrupted the silence period at the referendum held last May.
This morning, Paul Baca Mancheno, gave the Electoral Tribunal four folders with the allegations attached with Vistazo issue #1049 of May 6, 2011, with their leading article entitled “A resounding NO.”
The complainants argue that the text promoted the option “No” on questions 3 and 9, related with the media and with questions 4 and 5, focusing on judicial reform. For that reason, they are requiring the payment of $ 100,000 to each of the directors of this media: Xavier Alvarado Roca, Francisco Alvarado Roca, Rosa Amelia Alvarado Roca, and Patricia Roca Estupiñán, managing editor, as well as Vistazo magazine and the company Editores Nacionales S.A. (National Editors). (BG)
Source: Daily Expreso