Loading
Ecuadoran president: Spanish socialists were hired to help draft new Constitution
President Rafael Correa
President Rafael Correa
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- On a radio program last week, the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has repeated his defense of the new Constitution approved by the Constitutional Assembly that would open the door to the legalization of abortion and homosexual unions. But during the same program, he admitted that the government paid two Spanish socialists to help in the drafting of the document.

During the program, Correa again disparaged the Bishops’ Conference of Ecuador for criticizing the Constitution and for launching a campaign to inform voters.

He also confirmed that two Spanish socialists received some $18,000 monthly as “advisors” to the Ecuadoran government in the drafting of the Constitution, which includes language favorable to abortion, homosexual “marriage” and the intervention of the state in the rights of parents to educate their children.

Correa said the advisors were not paid directly, but rather through the institute they belong to, the CEPS Foundation of Valencia, Spain. “$18,000 was paid by the Attorney General’s office, which has financed many advisors,” he said.

The Center for Political and Social Studies (CEPS) in Valencia is a think-tank founded in 1993 by a group of left-wing researchers who support the ruling Socialist party in Spain.


In Latin America, the CEPS has shown sympathy for both the FARC in Colombia and the “Bolivian Revolution” of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.  A recent “report” by the CEPS justified the decision of the Chavez government to suspend the broadcast licenses of an opposition radio and television station.

The activities of the CEPS include supporting feminist organizations and radical left-wing sympathizers of the FARC and the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia.

According to Ecuadoran pro-life leaders, the presence of Spanish socialists advising the government and paid by public money explains the markedly secularist and anti-life tone of the new Constitution.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
Dec
20

Liturgical Calendar

December 20, 2014

Advent Weekday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Gospel
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Judg 13: 2-7, 24-25A
Gospel:: Lk 1: 5-25

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
12/15/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 21:23-27

Homily
Date
12/15/14
12/14/14
12/13/14