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JOE DASILVA CASE VIDEO FLASHBACK: Ecuadorian media reports on the death of Luis Encalada Bueno

Cross post from HatCityBLOG

In light of Joe DaSilva’s plea deal in the negligent homicide of Ecuadorian immigrant Luis Encalada Bueno, here’s a video recap of how the news media in Ecuador reported on the tragic incident.

Originally posted on HatCityBLOG on Jan 30 2010

ETV Telerama

ETV Telerama

Video courtesy of TV Telerama Online/Cuenca Al Dia : Nov 27 2009

The media reports of the victim in connection with the arrest of property owner Joe DaSilva Jr. stretch beyond the borders of this country.

The tragic death of Ecuadorean Luis Encalada Bueno received a deal of media attention in his homeland back in November of last year. The video on top of this post is from a report by TV Telerama Online/Cuenca Al Dia which was published on Nov 2009 (non-translated). For those who only speak English, the images alone tell the story.

Also, with the assistance of the Tribuna, the News-Times did a write-up which includes a translated article from El Tiempo, a newspaper in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorean man who died in November after an apparent beating on Town Hill Avenue in Danbury left behind a wife and nine children in his home country.

Luis Encalada Bueno, 42, was buried by his family Nov. 29 in his native town of Zhidmad, Ecuador, 23 days after his death in Danbury.


Encalada’s family said he immigrated to the United States seven years ago, seeking to earn an income that would help improve living conditions for his family, which includes eight children 18 or younger, two of them special needs youths.

Encalada lived in Connecticut for the full seven years and worked in construction. In the last few weeks of his life, he reportedly found himself unemployed and without money.

“He told us he was looking for work, that the things were not good over there, and that his intention was to stay for another three years and to return home,” explained his wife, Hortensia.

“He came home dead,” she said.

I encourage you to read the entire piece over at the News-Times website.

This is a developing story…


El TIEMPO (original Ecuadorian article which was later translated by the Tribuna for the News-Times): Migrante muerto a golpes será enterrado en Zhidmad | English translation