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How a Brooklyn PR Firm Roiled Ecuadorian Politics

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa
Ecuadorian President Rafael CorreaPhotograph by Juan Cevallos/AFP via Getty Images

In journalism, it’s funny how sometimes you tug on a loose thread and a sweater starts to unravel. That’s what’s happening in the wake of a dispatch I filed in May about a fake protest in Texas against Chevron. The story has morphed and migrated, becoming headline news in Ecuador. President Rafael Correa has taken to his country’s airwaves to deny allegations of financial chicanery allegedly linked back to the faux anti-Chevron demonstration.

First some background. On May 30, I wrote: