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Ecuador’s government, indigenous leaders reach agreement ending protests

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By Alexandra Valencia (Reuters) – Ecuador’s government and indigenous groups’ leaders on Thursday reached an agreement to end more than two weeks of protests against the social and economic policies of President Guillermo Lasso which left at least eight dead, indigenous leaders said. Protests organized by indigenous organization CONAIE erupted across Ecuador on June 13, with demonstrators’ demands including lower fuel prices and limits to further expansion of the mining and oil industries. The protests also led to food and medicine shortages and severely impacted the oil industry, Ecuador’s ma…

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