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Ecuador’s president agrees to fuel subsidy deal in order to end weeks of violent protest that left 7 people dead

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Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno and leaders of the country’s indigenous population reached an agreement on Sunday night to end nearly two weeks of violent protests that have brought the country to a standstill and left seven people dead. 
Protests began earlier this month over a package of economic measures backed by the International Monetary Fund as part of a $4.2 billion loan.
Fuel prices in the country skyrocketed in response to the austerity measure, leading transportation unions, labor groups, human rights organizations, and student protesters to mobilize protesters.
According to Reuters, the unrest was the worst seen in the country in over a decade. At least seven people were killed, hundreds were wounded, and over 1,000 people were arrested. 
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Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno and leaders of the country’s indigenous population reached an agreement on Sunday night to end nearly two weeks of violent protests that have brought the country to a standstill and left seven people dead. 

According to CBS News, Moreno announced the deal just before 10 p.m. on Sunday.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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