PR Firm’s Undisclosed Work for Ecuadorian Government Raises Legal Questions



PR Firm’s Undisclosed Work for Ecuadorian Government Raises Legal Questions

Lachlan Markay | Washington Free Beacon

A New York City-based public relations firm touted the government of Ecuador as a client last month despite not registering as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice, raising legal questions about its relationship.

The firm, MCSquared, promoted protests at a May shareholders meeting of oil giant Chevron, which has squared off with the administration of President Rafael Correa over a long-running environmental lawsuit in Ecuador.

MCSquared, which brought a pair of indigenous Ecuadorians to the protest, told reporters at the time that the Republic of Ecuador was a client. It now says it has no relationship with that government.

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