Opposition Ecuador journalist to beg in streets to pay libel

August 11, 2016 9:59 PM

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QUITO, Ecuador – An Ecuadorean opposition journalist convicted of libeling President Rafael Correa says he is broke and must take up a public collection to pay the $141,000 judgment.

Fernando Villavicencio displayed a collection box at a Thursday news conference and said he is collecting the money in the streets to satisfy what he calls Correa's appetite for "hate and vengeance."

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