Ecuador's Correa to Seek Suspension for TV Channel

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa says he will seek to have a television network suspended for airing a taped conversation between him and a legislator.

Correa previously threatened to shut Teleamazonas down entirely, but his government backed off earlier this week.

The president said Saturday that the law allows only a 90-day suspension for what was determined to be an "administrative error," not a permanent closure.

Said Correa: "Fine, we'll ask for the 90 days."

Teleamazonas has said it didn't violate any laws because Correa and the assemblyman were discussing public affairs - a draft constitution before it was approved by voters last year.


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