Ecuador protest talks set for Sunday as capital locks down

Ecuador protest talks set for Sunday as capital locks downA first meeting between Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders will take place on Sunday, the United Nations said, after Lenin Moreno ordered a curfew and military control in the capital to try to quell deadly, anti-austerity protests. The UN and the Catholic Church "inform the Ecuadorian society that after having contact with the government and the organizations of the indigenous movement, the first reunion for dialogue has been called for October 13" in Quito, a joint statement said. The crisis broke out at the start of October after President Moreno ordered fuel subsidies cut as part of a deal struck by his government to obtain a $4.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.


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