Villavicencio Had a Long History as Journalist and Activist

From a New York Times story by Genevieve Glatsky headlined “Long History as Journalist and Activist”:

Union leader. Muckraking journalist. Legislator. Presidential candidate. And, now, assassin’s victim.

Fernando Villavicencio, who was gunned down at a rally on Wednesday, had a long history in Ecuadorean public affairs, largely as an antagonist to those in power. He rose to prominence as a union leader at the state oil company, Petroecuador, and later played a crucial role in exposing a bribery scandal that eventually led to the conviction of former President Rafael Correa.