The Ecuadorian government and the indigenous movement have managed to reach an agreement to get out of the unprecedented social crisis that paralyzed the country for ten days, thanks to the withdrawal of the decree removing fuel subsidies that had set fire to the powder.
The two sides agreed on the preparation of " a new decree that cancels decree 883 " on gasoline, and " with this agreement the mobilization ends, " said Arnaud Peral, representative in Ecuador. UN, which facilitated dialogue with the Catholic Church. " The measures applied in all our territories are lifted, " confirmed Jaime Vargas, president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie).
(in the photo, alongside President Moreno, Arnaud Peral, representative of the United Nations)
A solución para la paz y para el país: el Gobierno sustituirá el decreto 883 por uno nuevo que contenga mecanismos para focalizar los recursos en quienes más los necesitan. ¡Recoil the paz y detienen el golpe correísta y la impunidad! #DialogarEsElCaminoEC pic.twitter.com/QfeUJpUcMkLenín Moreno (@Lenin) 14 de octubre de 2019
Ecuador was experiencing an unprecedented crisis with road blocks, demonstrations and strikes that paralyzed the country for nearly two weeks, forcing it to suspend the distribution of nearly 70% of its crude output. The state of emergency was declared on 3 October. The repression of the demonstrations and the clashes also caused the death of 7 people and wounded more than 1300 people. There were also several hundred people arrested. The clashes were particularly violent this weekend in Quito, the capital.
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The indigenous community, including one of its representative organizations Conaie, spearheaded the protest against the measures imposed by the government of President Lenin Moreno , measures negotiated with the International Monetary Fund in exchange for a loan of $ 4.2 billion. The indigenous community, often poor and rural, was particularly affected by these measures. Tens of thousands of members of indigenous organizations had moved to Quito to demand the cancellation of economic measures. But it is also organized: thousands of its members of the Andes and Amazonia left their villages to camp in Quito. And in the past, she has already overthrown three presidents.
¡Victoria of the lucha popular!
Exteriores of the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana luego del anuncio of the derogatoria del decreto 883
Hoy celebramos, mañana, con todos y todas, minka para limpiar las calles del país. # SomosCONAIE pic.twitter.com/OzoFUDT2SQ