Villavicencio was shot in broad daylight throughout his marketing campaign speech in Quito final Wednesday. He was identified for his sturdy criticism of drug cartels. Up to now, the police have arrested six Colombian residents for his attainable involvement.
Ecuador mentioned goodbye this Friday to the candidate for the Ecuadorian Presidency, Fernando Villavicencio, assassinated on Wednesday, in a day marred by household disputes however the place on the final second dozens of followers have been in a position to say their final goodbyes after the political crime.
After a non-public wake, which not even shut family members resembling his mom have been in a position to entry, a discreet caravan has accompanied Villavicencio’s coffin from the Memorial funeral dwelling to the Monteolivo cemetery, within the north of Quito, to say goodbye to the journalist who needed to aspire to the Presidency on a day through which the black in mourning joined the white craving for peace.
“My dad put all of the corruption of a rustic on him, however I see that he’s not alone, that he has many stunning individuals right here accompanying him,” certainly one of his daughters, Tamia Villavicencio, assured the media on the entrance to the Memorial. who needed to honor her father with a music, clinging to a painted portrait of him.
Villavicencio was assassinated on the afternoon of final Wednesday, shot at when leaving a rally within the compound of a college within the north of Quito, a criminal offense for which there are six detainees – all of them Colombians – however the place it’s unknown who’s behind the order to homicide him.
He had denounced demise threats a couple of days in the past after dedicating his life to denouncing corruption and establishing himself as a staunch enemy of former President Rafael Correa (2007-2017), primarily based on his journalistic investigations and complaints.
“He at all times instructed me that the one safety is that he was not afraid, if one thing has to occur, it’s going to,” mentioned his daughter, who remembers that within the final dialog they’d, her father tearfully acknowledged that he had gone additional than he had anticipated. I had by no means thought.
unknowns after his demise
The anti-correista cries and criticism of the previous president have been a relentless amongst these grouped for the farewell, who keep in mind Villavicencio exactly due to his criticisms and denunciations throughout the Correa authorities, which he has emphatically denied by his social networks having any relationship with Correa. the crime.
His supporters additionally consider that the State failed him. It’s “a political crime and a State crime as a result of when the State doesn’t shield you, the State is responsible,” alleged Maria Beatriz Tinajero, a sympathizer.
One other of the unknowns that stay to be resolved is who will substitute the candidate for the elections, that are held for August 20. The formation “Construye” remains to be deciding the identify and consulting the Nationwide Electoral Council (CNE) on the candidate.
“We at the moment are on this ache and we’re going to preserve it till we end the funeral. Nonetheless, we’re making some inquiries to the CNE in order that throughout the time we are able to ship an individual,” mentioned the candidate for meeting member for this formation on Friday. and former Minister of the Inside, Common Patricio Carrillo.