Villavicencio was shot in broad daylight throughout his marketing campaign speech in Quito final Wednesday. He was recognized for his sturdy criticism of drug cartels. To this point, the police have arrested six Colombian residents for his doable involvement.
Ecuador stated 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 personal wake, which not even shut relations resembling his mom have been in a position to entry, a discreet caravan has accompanied Villavicencio’s coffin from the Memorial funeral house 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,” considered one of his daughters, Tamia Villavicencio, assured the media on the entrance to the Memorial. who needed to honor her father with a tune, 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, against the law 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 loss of life threats just a few 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 all the time informed me that the one safety is that he was not afraid, if one thing has to occur, it should,” stated his daughter, who remembers that within the final dialog that they had, her father tearfully acknowledged that he had gone additional than he had anticipated. I had by no means thought.
unknowns after his loss of life
The anti-correista cries and criticism of the previous president have been a continuing amongst these grouped for the farewell, who keep in mind Villavicencio exactly due to his criticisms and denunciations through the Correa authorities, which he has emphatically denied by his social networks having any relationship with Correa. the crime.
His supporters additionally imagine 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 exchange the candidate for the elections, that are held for August 20. The formation “Construye” continues to be deciding the title 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 inside the time we will ship an individual,” stated the candidate for meeting member for this formation on Friday. and former Minister of the Inside, Normal Patricio Carrillo.