Ecuador: Indigenous protesters agree to meet president to discuss demands

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President Guillermo Lasso announces cut to gas prices in effort to quell protests demanding lower fuel and food prices

Ecuadorian Indigenous organizations have said they will meet with the government to discuss demands for lower fuel and food prices which have sparked two weeks of protests, hitting the country’s weakened economy and threatening its oil production.

President Guillermo Lasso late on Sunday announced a 10-cent per gallon cut to gasoline and diesel prices, the latest concession to try to quell the sometimes-violent demonstrations, which began on 13 June.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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