J.D. Gordon | The Daily Caller
Without firing a shot, Ecuador’s populist President Rafael Correa appears to be waging a stealth war on America.
In recent weeks the Justice Department revealed Quito’s whopping $6.4 million foreign government lobbying contracts awarded to two public relations firms this year, raising important questions about what Correa is spending all that money to achieve.
According to a report in the Washington Free Beacon, both U.S.-based PR firms, McSquared and Fitzgibbon Media failed to report the contracts to DoJ as required by the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). Some inside-the-beltway national security observers may be familiar with Fitzgibbon – after all, it’s the same firm representing Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange.
So what exactly is Correa trying to achieve?
Though quieter than the Castro brothers in Havana, the late Hugo Chavez and now Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Correa is equally committed to ridding Latin America of U.S. influence through his bully pulpit in Quito.