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.