Even before Chevron released its explosive videos about a bribery scheme involving the judicial proceedings against it in Ecuador (see here and here), Ecuador President Rafael Correa was making headlines in the United States for threatening retaliation against the media reporting on his government.
From Dow-Jones, “Ecuador Pres Correa Threatens To Close Private TV Station.”
And AFP, “Ecuador’s Correa to close private TV station for ‘spying’”
And here’s a nice photo of Correa and Fidel Castro from earlier in August. Correa was in Havana for medical treatment.