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Latin America Monitor Ecuador's President Correa sues newspaper and is blamed for killing free speech

The Ecuadorian court suspended the libel hearing today, amid international criticism that President Rafael Correa is quashing free speech.

By Staff writer / January 24, 2012

Guillermo Granja/Reuters

A much-awaited appeal hearing on the case of an Ecuadorian newspaper sued by the country's president was suspended today amid growing charges that President Rafael Correa is squashing free speech in this Andean nation.