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

WorldNews Saturday, 12 October 2019
Ecuador President Calls on Indigenous Protest Leaders to Discuss Decree Behind UnrestEcuadorian 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 calling on the leaders to engage in a direct dialogue with me. Let us sit down, discuss decree No. 883 and discuss where the funds should be allocated", Moreno said live on state-run television on Friday. Executive Decree No. 883 scrapping fuel subsidies was issued on 1 October and was met with outrage from the transport industry workers. They were subsequently joined by the wider public opposing the planned austerity measures. The indigenous groups became at the forefront of the unrest....
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Announcement came as indigenous leaders agree to direct talks with Lenin Moreno, while chaos raged on capital's streets.

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