July 31, 2014
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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