After 18 days of protests, indigenous people and the government of Ecuador reach an agreement

After 18 days of protests, indigenous people and the government of Ecuador reach an agreement

Representatives of the government of Ecuador and groups natives signed an agreement on Thursday to end 18 days of protestssometimes violent, against rising food and fuel prices. The talks, mediated by the Catholic Church, reached an agreement to lower the price of fuel among other concessions. Agreement between the government of Ecuador and indigenous groups … Read more

Ecuador: Guillermo Lasso decrees a new state of emergency

Ecuador: Guillermo Lasso decrees a new state of emergency

Photo: ADRIANO MACHADO/REUTERS / Deutsche Welle The Government of Ecuador decreed a state of emergency in the Andean provinces of Imbabura and Azuay, and in the Amazonian provinces of Sucumbíos and Orellana, in the face of a “serious internal commotion” generated by violent acts within the framework of social protests that have lasted 17 days. … Read more

President of Ecuador is saved from being impeached and suspends negotiations with protest leader

President of Ecuador is saved from being impeached and suspends negotiations with protest leader

The President of Ecuador, the right-wing Guillermo Lasso, escaped being removed from office by the opposition Congress on Tuesday, when it suspended negotiations with the top indigenous leader to end cost of living protestswho served 16 days. A motion to remove him from office, for constitutional reasons of “serious political crisis and internal commotion,” gathered … Read more

Government of Ecuador suspends negotiations due to indigenous protests

Government of Ecuador suspends negotiations due to indigenous protests

This Tuesday, the government of Ecuador reported that negotiations with indigenous leaders seeking to end two weeks of protests in this country they were suspended indefinitely, so the social and political conflict that plagues this nation continues. The negotiations with the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities were broken after the party representing the government headed by … Read more

Protesters and government begin dialogues without a clear horizon in Ecuador

Protesters and government begin dialogues without a clear horizon in Ecuador

Indigenous leaders and the government of Ecuador held this Monday first face to face in two weeks of social outburstwithout reaching clear agreements to defuse the massive protests against the high cost of living. Leaders of the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie), including its president, Leonidas Iza, met for more than six hours with … Read more

Indigenous people from Ecuador agree to negotiate with the government after a 2-week strike

Indigenous people from Ecuador agree to negotiate with the government after a 2-week strike

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities announced this Monday that it agrees to dialogue with the Government to promote solutions to the demands that generated a strike and violent protests in the last two weeks in Ecuador. The indigenous organization, the main of its kind in the Andean nation, said in a statement that the measure … Read more

Ecuador lowers fuel prices without satisfying indigenous people

Ecuador lowers fuel prices without satisfying indigenous people

The President of Ecuadorthe conservative Guillermo Lasso, lowered fuel pricesthe origin of the indigenous protests, but without satisfying the demonstrators who on Monday 15 days of road blockades in the countrywhich has put oil production in a critical situation. “This decision is not enough, it is insensitive,” said the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie), … Read more

Ecuador resumes debate on impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso after indigenous protest

Ecuador resumes debate on impeachment of President Guillermo Lasso after indigenous protest

Photo: DOLORES OCHOA/AP PHOTO/PICTURE ALLIANCE / Deutsche Welle The Congress of Ecuador resumed this Sunday (06.26.2022) the debate on the advisability of removing the right-wing president Guillermo Lasso, accused by an opposition sector of causing “the internal commotion” left by two weeks of indigenous protests. The plenary session of the National Assembly would resume session … Read more

Ecuador: Assembly stops presidential impeachment session

Ecuador: Assembly stops presidential impeachment session

The National Assembly of Ecuador temporarily suspended Sunday morning one session in which a request for the impeachment of the president was debatedGuillermo Lasso, after 14 days of protests and indigenous strike. The president of the chamber, Virgilio Saquicela, declared a break in deliberations after almost eight hours of session. The Executive put an end … Read more

Pope Francis urges calm in Ecuador

Pope Francis urges calm in Ecuador

The Pope Francisco This Sunday he called for calm on all parties in the face of the bloody indigenous protests registered in Ecuador. “I follow with concern what is happening in Ecuador“, said the Argentine pope after the weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican. “I encourage all parties to abandon violence and extreme positions. Only … Read more

Pope Francis calls for violence to be abandoned and dialogue to be embraced in Ecuador

Pope Francis calls for violence to be abandoned and dialogue to be embraced in Ecuador

Photo: ALBERTO PIZZOLIA/AFP / copyright Pope Francis asked this Sunday (06.26.2022) all parties to abandon violence and extreme positions in Ecuador, where violent protests against the Government of Guillermo Lasso are taking place, and recalled that “only with dialogue can we achieve social peace”. Francisco expressed his concern about what is happening in Ecuador and … Read more

Protests in Ecuador: the government abolishes the state of exception while Congress discusses the impeachment of the president

Protests in Ecuador: the government abolishes the state of exception while Congress discusses the impeachment of the president

The president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, repealed this Saturday the state of emergency “due to serious internal commotion”, one of the requests of indigenous groups that are the protagonists of the protests that have convulsed the country for 13 days and that have left at least 6 dead. . The announcement took place while the … Read more