The WikiLeaker’s friends in Latin America

Roger Noriega in Americas Forum:

The WikiLeaker’s Friends in Latin America

Ecuador’s anti-American president has offered ‘residency’ to WikiLeaks’s founder. If anyone still wonders whether the WikiLeaks assault concerns freedom of expression or hostility toward the United States, here is fresh evidence.

If anyone still wonders whether the WikiLeaks assault concerns freedom of expression or hostility toward the United States, fresh evidence appears in, of all places, Quito, Ecuador. The anti-American regime of President Rafael Correa offered “residency” to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“We think it would be important not only to converse with [Assange] but to listen to him,” Ecuadorean Deputy Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas told the Associated Press. Ecuador’s regime invited Assange to “freely expound” and see what it is like in “friendly countries.” Kintto praised Assange for “trying to get light out of the dark corners of [state] information.”

Here is the problem: the Correa regime has one of the worst records in the Western Hemisphere on freedom of expression. The situation for independent journalists is so troubling that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reportedly raised the issue with Correa during her visit to Quito last June. Perhaps Correa is taking a poke at Clinton by offering asylum to the man who managed to embarrass America’s top diplomat.

Read the rest of Noriega’s article HERE.

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