Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said he struck a deal late on Sunday with indigenous leaders who have mobilized thousands of protesters against a decree that slashed fuel subsidies, agreeing to replace it with one that does more to help the most needy.
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.
Global footballers' union FIFPro on Sunday called for the suspension of the women's Copa Libertadores tournament in Ecuador as several players feared for their safety amid political unrest in the capital of Quito.
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 to destabilize the government of President Lenín Moreno.
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 anti-austerity unrest.
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 to quell unrest triggered by fuel subsidy cuts.
Ecuador's military announced it was partially lifting a curfew on the highland capital of Quito until 8 p.m. Sunday (0100 GMT Monday) but said it would continue to restrict movement in parts of the city's northern district.
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