Source: The Washington Free Beacon
The government of Ecuador has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to an American public relations firm run by a former high-level government official, public records show.
Expenditure reports posted on the website of Ecuador’s attorney general’s office show it has paid at least $867,000 to Miren LLC, a firm based in the Suwanee suburb of Atlanta.
Miren is owned by Tomas Peribonio, Ecuador’s former Minister of Commerce and Industry. According to a U.S. public relations consultant with whom he has worked, Peribonio served as an adviser to the attorney general, Diego Garcia, while being paid for PR services in the United States.
The attorney general’s expenditure reports say the payments were for “for media services, public relations, and imaging of [the Attorney General] and the Republic of Ecuador in major U.S. cities.”