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Lenín Moreno: President of Ecuador (2017 - Present)
Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés is an Ecuadorian politician who is the current President of Ecuador, in office since May 2017. Moreno was Vice President from 2007 to 2013, serving under President Rafael Correa.

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Ecuador has stabilized number of new coronavirus cases: president

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Thursday that the number of new coronavirus cases had stabilized and death counts were falling after the outbreak overwhelmed sanitary authorities in the..
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Ecuador announces humanitarian account and social measures to address pandemic

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced on Friday the creation of a humanitarian assistance account that will be funded with contributions from companies and citizens to address the economic..
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Ecuador's Moreno calls for probe into handling of corpses in coronavirus outbreak

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country's outbreak..
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Ecuador president says women 'only report harassment from ugly men'

Lenin Moreno had told a conference that some women 'only report harassment from ugly men'.
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Ecuador's indigenous group says government talks on hold due to 'persecution'

Ecuador's indigenous movement said on Wednesday that it paused talks with President Lenin Moreno because of the government's "persecution" of the group's leaders since a halt to violent anti-austerity..
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Ecuador's Moreno announces tax reform after rolling back fuel price hike

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Friday proposed a new tax on corporations and a simplification of the tax system to improve government finances after a plan to eliminate fuel subsidies was met..
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Ecuador seen with few options to 'square the fiscal circle' after scrapping subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's hastily ditched plan to terminate fuel subsidies put an end to days of indigenous-led protests but has left him with few good options to cleanse public accounts and..
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Ecuador's Moreno scraps fuel subsidy cuts in big win for indigenous groups

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..
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Ecuador's Moreno signs decree ditching fuel subsidy cuts after protests

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno signed on Monday an official decree, repealing his own fuel subsidy cut that sparked days of violent, indigenous-led protests, and reverting fuel prices to their..
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Ecuador's Moreno calms protests with vow to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday promised to repeal an IMF-backed decree that slashed fuel subsidies, as triumphant protesters who had agitated against it went home and the capital picked up..
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Ecuador's Moreno says will repeal fuel subsidy cuts in coming hours

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday that he will repeal a decree that slashed IMF-backed fuel subsidies "in coming hours," confirming that he had given into a key demand of protesters who..
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Ecuador's president strikes 'peace' deal, agrees to change fuel subsidy cuts

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..
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Ecuador reaches deal to cancel austerity measures, end mass protests

ecuador reaches deal to cancel austerity measures, end mass protests
President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the..
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Ecuador president, indigenous leaders set truce

President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy..
France 24 - Published

Ecuador indigenous, president open talks over protests

President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples sat down Sunday evening to a nationally broadcast negotiating session aimed at defusing nearly two weeks of protests that have..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Mercosur bloc and other South American countries condemn unrest in Ecuador

The South American trade bloc, Mercosur, along with other countries in the region on Sunday, condemned the unrest in Ecuador, saying mass demonstrations against cuts to fuel subsidies were an attempt..
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Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew

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..
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Military patrols Ecuador's capital as clashes resume and many defy curfew

Armored military vehicles patrolled the streets of Ecuador's capital, Quito, on Sunday after police and protesters clashed and many residents defied a curfew imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid..
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Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

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..
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Ecuadorian indigenous leaders agree to dialogue with government

ecuadorian indigenous leaders agree to dialogue with government
QUITO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) said Saturday that it will take part in the "direct dialogue" advocated by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno..
WorldNews - Published

Ecuadorean indigenous group Conaie says will continue protests after curfew imposed

Ecuadorean indigenous group Conaie said late on Saturday that it would continue anti-austerity protests after President Lenin Moreno imposed a military-enforced curfew in the capital Quito and the..
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Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with government, president imposes Quito curfew

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led protests for more than a week against a law that ended fuel subsidies said on Saturday it has accepted direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first..
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Ecuador's Moreno orders military-backed curfew starting in Quito

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced a military-enforced curfew starting in Quito and the surrounding valleys that started at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) as the highland capital was rocked by unrest..
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Ecuador's indigenous protest leaders willing to negotiate

Indigenous leaders of protests that have paralyzed Ecuador's economy for nearly a week said Saturday they were willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the..
France 24 - Published

Ecuadorean indigenous group announces direct talks with Moreno

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests to reinstate a fuel subsidy announced on Saturday that it has decided to hold direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first sign of a..
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Ecuador's capital is rocked by clashes; Moreno silent on way forward

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..
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Ecuador President Calls on Indigenous Protest Leaders to Discuss Decree Behind Unrest

ecuador president calls on indigenous protest leaders to discuss decree behind unrest
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno called on leaders of indigenous communities, involved in the ongoing protests against his economic policies to discuss a decree that has sparked the unrest. "I am..
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Native Ecuadoreans detain, then free, police in anti-austerity conflict

Indigenous leaders in Ecuador freed eight police officers after parading them before an angry crowd for several hours in retribution for a government crackdown on anti-austerity protests that have..
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Indigenous leaders detain police in escalation of Ecuador protests

Indigenous leaders in Ecuador captured and publicly paraded eight police officers before a crowd on Thursday, pushing back against a tough government crackdown on anti-austerity protests that have..
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At least one protester killed in Ecuador in anti-austerity march

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..
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Eucador protests over austerity measures trigger worst unrest in decade

eucador protests over austerity measures trigger worst unrest in decade
Masked youths battled Ecuadorean security forces during indigenous-led protests and a national strike on Wednesday as president Lenin Moreno stuck by austerity measures that have triggered the worst..
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Ecuadorean protesters raise heat on defiant Moreno, police crack down

Ecuadorean security forces cracked down on protesters in a massive national strike on Wednesday as President Lenin Moreno stuck by austerity measures that have triggered the worst unrest in a decade.
Reuters - Published

Ecuador national strike raises pressure on defiant Moreno

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..
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Huge protests force Ecuador's government to decamp to another city

Indigenous people join days-long outcry over austerity measures, flooding into Quito and forcing embattled President Lenín Moreno to leave town
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Ecuador imposes curfew after protests push government out of capital

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito..
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Ecuador President Moreno orders curfew in areas close to government buildings: decree

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered that authorities restrict movement in areas close to government buildings and strategic installations, according to a written decree, after six days..
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Protest-hit Ecuador seeks foreign help, relocates government

Ecuador sought mediation from the United Nations or Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday after six days of anti-austerity protests that have pushed President Lenin Moreno's government out of Quito and..
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Seven Latam nations suggest Maduro behind unrest in Ecuador, back Moreno

Seven Latin American countries reject any attempt by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize democracies in the region and back Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno as he tries to calm unrest,..
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Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage
Protesters in Quito throw petrol bombs and ransack public buildings in fuel subsidy demonstrations Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to..
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Indigenous protests convulse Ecuador as president decries 'coup attempt'

Thousands of indigenous protesters marched into capital Quito on Monday in a fifth day of action against austerity measures that have sparked the worst unrest in years, prompting President Lenin Moreno..
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Ecuador arrests rise to 477 during unrest

Ecuador has arrested 477 people during unrest and protests since last week over President Lenin Moreno's economic austerity measures, the government said on Monday.
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Ecuador arrests shopkeepers, man dies as protests rage

Ecuadorean authorities began arresting shopkeepers for raising food prices as indigenous groups clashed with security forces on Sunday in a fourth day of protests against President Lenin Moreno's..
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