Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
At least one indigenous protester was killed in unrest in Ecuador's capital Quito amid protests that were expected to continue for an eighth day on Thursday against President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures.
Indigenous-led protesters began a national strike in Ecuador on Wednesday after President Lenin Moreno refused to step down or overturn anti-austerity measures that have triggered the worst unrest in a decade.
Ecuador’s government said on Tuesday it would be open to international mediation via the United Nations or the Catholic Church on a sixth day of violent anti-austerity protests, which it said had led to 570 arrests.
Ecuador’s transport unions on Friday called off protests against the scrapping of fuel subsidies by President Lenin Moreno after two days of unrest that halted transport nationwide and resulted in almost 370 arrests.
Protests over fuel subsidy cuts paralyzed transportation in major Ecuadorean cities again, a day after unrest in which 275 people were arrested and 28 police officers were injured, the government says.
Scores of Ecuadorians have staged a protest rally outside the main government building in the nation’s capital of Quito to oppose a decision to let American military forces use an airstrip on the Galapagos Islands.
The Ecuadorian government has decided to hand over some of the belongings of the Australian press freedom activist Julian Assange to the United States more than a month after he was arrested in the country’s embassy in the British capital London.
Ecuador expelled Venezuela's ambassador to Quito on Thursday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, and Venezuela reciprocated by ordering Ecuador's top diplomat to go home.