Tania Tinoco, Ecuadorian journalist. Photo by @tinocotania on Twitter. (CNN Spanish) – The renowned Ecuadorian journalist Tania Tinoco died this Saturday, her family reported through a statement published on social networks. “We regret to communicate the death of our beloved Tania Tinoco. She leaves an irreplaceable space in our lives,” is explained in the statement published on Twitter by the journalist Catrina Tala Mohanna, who reported updates on the health status of the communicator. Tinoco died in a clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, where she had been transferred last April, reported this Saturday Ecuavisa, the chain for which the journalist worked. Neither the family nor the television reported details about the reason for her death. Last April, Ecuavisa had said that the details of her condition would be handled in “absolute confidentiality out of respect for the privacy of Tania and her family.” The death of Tinoco was lamented on social networks by officials such as the President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, and the Foreign Minister, Juan Carlos Holguín. Lasso wrote on Twitter: “Dismayed by the death of Tania Tinoco. Ecuadorian journalism is in mourning, the country loses a great communication professional. My condolences to her husband, children and her family.” For his part, Holguín indicated on the same social network: “I am very sorry for the departure of a great journalist, but above all, a great human being. May God have you in his glory.” Tinoco worked at Ecuavisa for 38 years, she reviewed the television station this Saturday on her news portal. She indicated that she “started in the archive area, later she announced the news, until she became the leader of Telemundo’s nightly newscast. She was also the director and presenter of the program Vision 360”, among other positions. The television station added that the journalist maintained an “unblemished career” and that she was “recognized in innumerable spaces, such as in 2015, when she received the Eugenio Espejo National Prize for Journalism, awarded by the National Union of Journalists (UNP)”. Ana María Cañizares contributed to this report.
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