Ecuador government, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Indigenous people celebrate after a meeting with the Ecuadorean president in Quito on October 13, 2019, during which an agreement was reached to end violent protests. (AFP)

Ecuador’s president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent street protests against austerity measures instituted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

“With this agreement, the mobilizations... across Ecuador are terminated and we commit ourselves to restoring peace in the country,” said a joint statement, adding the government had withdrawn an order removing fuel subsidies.

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