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Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power

Oct 17 2019

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.

Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power

Oct 17 2019

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.

Ecuador's Moreno scraps fuel subsidy cuts in big win for indigenous groups

Oct 14 2019

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.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Ecuador's Moreno readies repeal of fuel subsidy cuts as protesters head home

Oct 14 2019

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.

Ecuador's president strikes 'peace' deal, agrees to change fuel subsidy cuts

Oct 14 2019

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

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

Oct 13 2019

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

Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew

Oct 13 2019

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.

Ecuador's capital is rocked by clashes; Moreno silent on way forward

Oct 12 2019

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 parliamentary building.

Hopes for talks to end unrest in Ecuador dim as protests roil capital

Oct 11 2019

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.

Amazonian tribes in Ecuador join anti-austerity protests

Oct 11 2019

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.

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