"Journalist Mario Pinto from MP Noticias suffered an attack with an explosive device on the night of Aug. 25 at his home, located in the north center of Machala [Ecuador]. At 10:15 p.m. a neighbor of the communicator began to shout towards the windows of the house that a stick of dynamite had been thrown. Pinto alerted his relatives to this fact and they immediately went to the backyard when the device exploded and broke one of the 6-millimeter windows of the bedroom screen. In conversation with Fundamedios, Mario Pinto said: 'I do not understand what could have happened because I have not received threatening calls.' In recent days the digital media outlet has published several videos of common robberies of citizens in the streets that are captured by security cameras."