Correa furious about Twitter hack attack; Guayaquil airport again rated high; Correa will lecture at Harvard

Mar 29, 2014

Rafael Correa is furious about the hack of his Twitter account and promises a thorough investigation. He claims that the right-wing political group Anonymous was behind the three-hour take-over of his account.
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“The attack was carried out by extreme right elements of certain foreign countries in collusion with unscrupulous Ecuadorians,” Correa said.

The Tweets, which have been deleted, contained pornographic references and various nonsensical remarks.

Ecuador Interior Minister José Serrano, who is heading up the investigation, said that the president’s Twitter account, MashiRafael, has been secured.

Guayaquil airport is rated high again

Guayquil’s José Joaquín Olmedo International airport has been rated second-best in South Amerca in the annual Best Airports of World survey. It is the second year in a row that Guayaquil ranked second.

In survey notes, the Guayaquil airport received high marks for convenience and accessibility. “It is compact with a sensible layout, making it easy for air passengers to navigate,” the notes said.

Lima’s Jorge Chavez Int’l Airport took the top spot for South America. Internationally, the top airports were Singapore’s Changi Airport, Incheon International Airport and the Munich Airport.

Correa to speak at Harvard and Yale

Ecuador President Rafael Correa will deliver a lecture April 9 at Harvard University, the university announced last week. He will also speak at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during a trip to the United States to meet Ecuadorian migrants.

Correa will deliver his weekly television address “Citizen Link” from New York City on April 12. Thousands of Ecuadorians live in the New York area. Correa plans to urge migrants to return to Ecuador, providing information about government services that provide relocation assistance.

A Harvard spokesperson said Correa will address the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The forum is subject to a ticket lottery and will be streamed online. The topic of his address has not yet been determined and the school will not compensate him.

Correa is a former university professor who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in the U.S.

Photo caption: President Rafael Correa

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