Indigenous protest leaders agree to talks with Ecuador government | Protests News

Talks to begin the demonstrations against rising costs of living have paralyzed parts of the South American country. The Indigenous organization leading protests in Ecuador has agreed to hold talks with the government, as the South American nation has been rocked by mass demonstrations over the last two weeks. The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of … Read more

Ecuador ends emergency amid talks with Indigenous protest leaders | News

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has lifted a state of emergency in six provinces amid mass protests by Indigenous groups as legislators began hearing an opposition motion to remove him from office. Lasso’s decision on Saturday followed the first official talks between government officials and Ecuador’s largest Indigenous organization, which began the protests two weeks ago … Read more

‘We can’t get by’: Indigenous people keep up protests in Ecuador | Protests News

Quito, Ecuador – Thousands of Indigenous people continue to demonstrate in the Ecuadorian capital, their calls for social and economic reforms grow louder despite crackdown by authorities in the South American nation. The protesters, predominantly led by the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) group, began blocking roads and marching in provincial capitals … Read more

Clashes as Ecuador protests continue despite small concession | Protests News

Police in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, have fired tear gas to disperse Indigenous protesters who tried to storm congress on the 11th day of crippling demonstrations over fuel prices and living costs. The confrontations on Thursday came after protesters won a concession from the Ecuadoran government when President Guillermo Lasso, isolating because of a COVID-19 infection, … Read more

Hundreds of indigenous protesters enter Ecuador capital Quito

QUITO: Hundreds of indigenous people entered Ecuador’s capital quito on Sunday, following almost a week of protests against the economic and social policies of President Guillermo lassowho has not been able to lift road blocks and violence across the country. Indigenous protesters arrived in trucks, cars, and on foot amid a state of exception declared … Read more

Indigenous groups in Ecuador defy curfew to protest fuel hike | News

Indigenous groups are keeping up protests in most of Ecuador’s provinces to demand a reduction of fuel prices and economic reforms. Indigenous in Ecuador have defied a state of emergency imposed in three provinces as they continue to protest against the government’s economic policies amid rising inflation and unemployment. Demonstrators demanding cheaper fuel and food … Read more

Ecuador Indigenous leader released after protest arrest | Protests News

Ecuadorian Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza has been released from detention, less than a day after he was arrested on what the interior ministry described as suspicion of “sabotage” amid nationwide anti-government protests that have sprawled across the Latin American country since Monday. Iza, a leader of the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), … Read more

Ecuador imprisonment ‘almost a death sentence’: Amnesty | Prison News

Rights group calls on government to address structural problems as prison riot left at least 44 inmates dead this week. Imprisonment is nearly “a death sentence” in Ecuador, Amnesty International has warned, a day after the latest riot in the South American nation left dozens of inmates dead. In a statement on Tuesday, the human … Read more

Dozens dead in latest Ecuador prison riot | Prison News

Authorities say at least 43 people killed after a fight broke out between rival gangs at prison 80km from Quito. Dozens of people have been killed in a fight between rival gangs inside a prison in Ecuador, the public prosecutor’s office said, in the latest instance of deadly prison violence in the South American nation. … Read more

Ecuador declares emergency in three provinces over drug violence | Crime News

Thousands of police and troops will be deployed under the state of emergency, the second to be imposed by the president in a bid to curb drug-linked violence. Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso has imposed a state of emergency in three provinces blaming drug-related violence. “I have declared a state of exception in the [coastal] provinces … Read more