Spy-Camera Allegation Sure to Heat Up Ecuador Presidents’ Feud

BloombergThe escalating public feud between between Ecuador’s president and his predecessor took an unexpected turn when Lenin Moreno accused Rafael Correa of spying on him through a camera planted in a wall of the presidential office. Correa denied the allegations.

“This is a criminal violation of privacy,” President Moreno told his cabinet Friday. “I’m extremely angry and will start a rather strong investigation” of why former President Correa failed to inform him about the camera that had been installed seven or eight years ago.

Moreno went on to allege that Correa was able to monitor a video feed of the president’s office remotely via his cellphone. Correa via his Twitter account @MashiRafael issued a denial. …



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