Thousands of farmers began arriving in Quito on Monday night, June 20Within the framework of the national strike called by the Federation of Indigenous Nations (CONE) against the economic administration of Conservative President Guillermo Lasso, he has taken refuge in using the call for dialogue and the state of emergency.
Konai, which has been calling for an indefinite social mobilization since June 13, has raised a list of 10 demands, including freezing and reducing fuel prices, price controls, preventing privatization and avoiding labor flexibility.
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In about a year, gallons of diesel rose 90% ($ 1.90) and regular gasoline 46% ($ 2.55). Since October last year, prices have been paralyzed by social pressure.
Held under the leadership of Konoy Leonidas Isa It says it will reduce them to $ 1.50 and $ 2.10, respectively, from 2021.
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The Ecuadorian president says the tribal people want to “throw him out.”
President of Ecuador, Guillermo LassoThe Swadeshi movement, which has been promoting anti-government protests for a week, He wants to “lift” him from power.
“We have approached, we have called for dialogue, but they do not want peace. They are looking for chaos. They want to overthrow the president,” the president announced in a video posted on his Twitter account.
Cone, an opposition party that took part in the uprisings that toppled three presidents between 1997 and 2005, has been promoting marches in several cities, such as Quito, for a week, blocking ways for the administration to reduce fuel prices.
“I am here, I am not going to escape; But I am here to protect every one of their families, especially the poor, ”Lasso added.
Ecuador has extended its exceptional status from three to six provinces due to protests
Government of Ecuador The president said last Monday that he had decided to extend the exception state into three to six provinces due to the violence recorded during the eight-day civil strife.
Conservative leader Guillermo Lasso announced the move last Saturday in the provinces of Pichincha (its capital Quito), Kodopaksi and Impabura, extending it to Simborazo, Tungurahua and Pastasa, the House said in a statement.
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