Violent protests over food and fuel prices bring Ecuador to a standstill

Indigenous-led protests over food and fuel prices have paralysed Ecuador for almost two weeks, threatening to unseat conservative president Guillermo Lasso and overturn one of Latin America’s dwindling number of investor-friendly governments. Demonstrators have set up roadblocks using burning tyres and branches to cut off major routes to the capital Quito. Clashes between protesters and … Read more

Ecuador indigenous protests carry on despite small concession

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Alexandra Valencia Article content QUITO — Ecuador’s government on Thursday acquiesced to a demand of indigenous demonstrators who have held 11 days of protests, giving them access to a cultural center, but violent confrontations at marches continued. Disquiet over prices for fuel, food and other … Read more