CAYAMBE, Ecuador Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.
CAYAMBE, Ecuador, Oct 17 Ecuador's indigenous
leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed
fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but
experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population,
infighting and struggles with campaign finance.
QUITO Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior levels until a new measure can be found.
QUITO, Oct 14 Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno
said on Monday that he would repeal an IMF-backed decree that
slashed fuel subsidies "in coming hours," confirming that he had
given into a key demand of protesters who had spent nearly two
weeks agitating against it.
QUITO Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno agreed to swap a law that ended decades-old fuel subsidies for new legislation that will direct more resources to the needy, part of a deal he struck on Sunday with protest leaders to end a spate of violence that has roiled the Andean nation. | Video
QUITO An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence in the city. | Video
QUITO Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell anti-austerity unrest.
QUITO, Oct 12 Ecuador's capital was rocked early
on Saturday in a tenth day of unrest over President Lenin
Moreno's austerity plan, with local markets shuttered and police
firing tear gas at protesters gathered at the country's
QUITO Hopes for a negotiated end to the worst unrest in Ecuador in at least a decade dimmed on Friday as clashes between police and anti-austerity protesters continued for a ninth day in the highland capital Quito.
QUITO, Oct 11 Indigenous tribe representatives
from the Amazon in Ecuador joined an anti-austerity
demonstration in Quito on Friday, as hopes for talks between
protest leaders and the government dimmed following more than a
week of unrest.