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Ecuador - Authors of “El Gran Hermano” book hit with heavy and ill-timed damages

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A civil court in Pichincha, in the Quito region, yesterday ordered two journalists, Juan Carlos Calderón and Christian Zurita, to pay President Rafael Correa heavy damages of two million dollars in a defamation case brought by him over a book they co-wrote which investigates the business affairs of his brother, Fabricio Correa. The book, entitled “El Gran Hermano” (“The Big Brother”), details the generosity and favouritism the elder Correa was reported to have enjoyed, including obtaining (...)

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