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Ecuador President Rafael Correa Threatens to Abolish Print Newspapers

World  (tags: world, politics, freedoms, society, Ecuador, environment, news, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!' )

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The decision comes soon after the president was challenged in the press for abandoning a plan to keep Yasuni National Park off limits for oil drilling.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 2:31 am
I'm not certain what uses more resources, printing or the internet. Next thing you know, they build a damn and more forest is lost.

Winn A (179)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 7:54 am
What kind of a person is he? He needs to go . . . .

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:37 am
I see I'm not the only one who thought, "Sure, kill the messenger."

Robert B (60)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 10:09 am
The first sign of the rise of a Dictatorship is the attack on the free press.

M G (0)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:19 pm
Thing is he's very cleaver when it comes using marketing, and convincing people... as we all know, politicians are sometimes very good at covering up the truth...

In this case, it is just another way of getting rid of a few newspapers in EC, he could'nt win the fight in court, so now he changes strategies.

Donna G (42)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:28 pm
Personally, I think all parks should be off limits to oil drilling, logging, dam building, etc. There are alternative energy sources.

Marija M (29)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:47 pm
I agree with you Donna

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 12:52 pm
He's becoming more unhinged by the day it seems.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 1:23 pm
Wonder if the asking for money not to allow drilling was planned in the first place, knowing, or maybe hoping, the money would be raised - not out anything by trying. Now he can go ahead and make all that wondrful oil money.

M G (0)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 1:26 pm
He needs money, "spending" way to much, govs offered money, however also stated that the money should be spent on natural environment only (if i am not mistaken) he did not accept those terms...

Roger G (154)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 4:18 pm
noted, thanks

S J (130)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:10 pm
Noted, thanks Cal.

Debra T (17)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:17 pm

Madhuri Pillai (22)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 5:45 pm

Gary L (138)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 8:42 pm
another jerkoff the world is full of them just look at our own president

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Thursday August 22, 2013, 9:41 pm
Gary A L - surely you must mean Georgie Porgie bush right? Because if you are referring to president Obama being in the same league as "el pinche pendejo" correa you are way off! We have no idea how good president Obama could have been if the GOP had not BLOCKED HIM at every TURN! Correa is just another little hijo de puta dictator with his grubby hands out for lucre! Sort of like Evil Cheney/Halliburton, the Koch brothers wanting to buy the L. A. Times or faux news ailes, the list of GOP arse wipes in correa's league is endless! By the way I do have enourmous dislike for Georgie Porgie bush not only for his illegal wars that affected my family personally as my nephew lost a leg in Irag but all the damage bushie boy has caused to the shrinking of America's middle class but the destruction to our democracy. 1/3 of people in Louisiana think president Obama is responsible for the slow response to hurricane Katrina, how is that for people's ignorance? Bushie was in office and president Obama had not been voted in yet! By the way georgie boy was NOT VOTED IN, you do remember that it was the electoral college who gave him the presidency on a silver platter like everything else he ever got! Lastly every business bushie ever ran went bankrupt including our economy. So please try to get your FACTS before you play with comparing correa to president Obama.

Lona G (80)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:45 am
When Correa started with his green offence, it sounded to good to be true. And it was. It turned out to be just another ruse by a money-hungry dictator.

Gary L (138)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:47 am
Aurea I voted for Obama twice he was the lesser of two evils are you aware of the drones strikes he has ordered all over the world which violates international law and violates human rights people need a real alternative sadly there are none on the horizon so maybe you should educate yourself before you shoot your mouth off

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:43 pm
Shoot my mouth off with the FACTS RIGHT? Do attack my STATEMENTS deconstruct what I stated! Oh no you have to be a bully and degrade ME? The drones are WRONG on so many levels, yet since when is ANY WAR civilized? But again I will repeat my statement Correa is EVIL and am sure much will still come out about his misdeeds! President Obama is not in that league.

Gary L (138)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:07 pm
Then stick to my point and don't attack me my point about all governments is that they all do the will of the rich regardless of who they are just because they wear a velvet glove doesn’t make it any better try discussing a point without preaching as far as being way off I'm sure those dead women and children killed in a drone attack would disagree with you

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday August 25, 2013, 6:28 pm
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