- Title: Ecuador's Moreno to repeal fuel subsidy cuts in deal to end protests
- Date: 14th October 2019
- Summary: QUITO, ECUADOR (OCTOBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS) MEMBERS OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES APPLAUDING AS THEY WATCH THE DIALOGUE TAKE PLACE INDIGENOUS CITIZENS WATCHING ON
- Embargoed: 28th October 2019 04:10
- Keywords: President Lenin Moreno indigenous groups dialogue protests violence
- Location: QUITO, ECUADOR
- City: QUITO, ECUADOR
- Country: Ecuador
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA002B12JBRB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: PART QUALITY AS INCOMING
The government of Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno agreed to repeal a decree that ended fuel subsidies and will form a commission with indigenous leaders to pass a new law they can agree on, a mediator said late on Sunday (October 13).
After days of violent protests that have roiled the capital of Quito, Moreno agreed to the talks with indigenous groups to ease the unrest.
Arnaud Peral, the representative of the United Nations in Ecuador, said that indigenous leaders agreed to call off protests against the decree.
The announcement was a major breakthrough in a dispute that has unleashed 12 days of unrest in the capital Quito.
Moreno has blamed groups loyal to former president Rafael Correa and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for fomenting the violence in the capital.
Correa faces 29 different charges against him, from corruption to misuse of power, in Ecuador.
(Production: Ignacio Munoz, Paul Vieira)
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