Ecuador government lifts state of emergency amid protests

Quito, Ecuador — Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso on Saturday lifted the state of emergency he had imposed in six provinces amid an indigenous-led strike, a surprising move that came as lawmakers in the National Assembly heard an opposition petition to remove him from office. . The decision to end the state of emergency came after … Read more

Ecuador’s president faces overthrow vote as fuel price protests enter day 13

Ecuador’s National Assembly began a no-confidence hearing for President Guillermo Lasso on Saturday, nearly two weeks after sometimes violent protests across the country led by indigenous groups against rising fuel prices and the cost of living. Opposition lawmakers convened a parliamentary session on what they say is Lasso’s role in the “serious political crisis and … Read more

Protesters in Ecuador attack military and police convoy

Quito, Ecuador — Ecuadorian authorities on Friday accused a crowd of attacking a military and police convoy, seriously injuring 17 soldiers and setting fire to three trucks near the country’s capital, where indigenous protesters blocking roads paralyzed the city. Army General Edwin Adatty, commander of the Quito task force, said protesters fired rifles and fireworks … Read more

Government and protesters do not approach 12th day of fuel price revolt

Ecuador’s government and indigenous protesters accused each other of intransigence on Friday as thousands gathered for the 12th day of a fuel price revolt that claimed six lives and injured dozens. After the campaign’s most violent day yet – with police firing tear gas to disperse thousands of people who stormed Congress – the government … Read more

1 dead and dozens injured in the 12th day of protests in Ecuador

A man was killed in Ecuador’s capital and dozens were injured during the 12th day of indigenous-led protests demanding the government cut fuel prices, control food prices and spend more on education. Quito, Ecuador — One man was killed and dozens injured on Thursday during the 12th day of indigenous-led protests demanding the Ecuadorian government … Read more

Ecuador rejects dialogue conditions for indigenous protesters

Quito, Ecuador — Violent protests by indigenous people demanding a variety of changes, including lower fuel prices, have paralyzed Ecuador’s capital and other regions, but the government on Wednesday rejected its conditions for dialogue. Quito, the capital, is experiencing food and fuel shortages after 10 days of demonstrations in which protesters sometimes clashed with police. … Read more

Protests in Ecuador take an increasingly violent turn in the capital

QUITO — Ecuador’s defense minister warned on Tuesday that the country’s democracy was at risk as indigenous protesters attacked the prosecutor’s office and anti-government demonstrations and rising fuel prices became increasingly violent in Quito. Ecuador’s capital has come to a virtual standstill amid growing signs of food and fuel shortages and reports of clashes between … Read more

New confrontation in Ecuador prison leaves 44 inmates dead

Ecuador officials say clash between rival gangs left 44 inmates dead InThe Associated Press May 9, 2022, 11:45 pm • 1 minute reading share on facebookshare on twitterEmail this article QUITO, Ecuador – A clash between rival Ecuadorian gangs has killed 44 inmates, officials said on Monday, just over a month after another prison riot … Read more