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Ecuador: Republic in South America
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland. The capital city is Quito, which is also its largest city.

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Mexico offers protection to six people at its embassy in Ecuador

The Mexican embassy in Ecuador's capital Quito has offered protection and shelter to six people, including legislators and their spouses, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Monday.
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Ecuador's Moreno scraps fuel subsidy cuts in big win for indigenous groups

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior..
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Videos for Ecuador

Ecuador: Protesters cautiously optimistic after deal with gov't [Video]Ecuador: Protesters cautiously optimistic after deal with gov't

Many celebrate the return of fuel subsidies, but urge caution over plans to come up with new belt-tightening measures.

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Ecuador government agrees to return fuel subsidies [Video]Ecuador government agrees to return fuel subsidies

Indigenous representatives celebrate announcement, but condemn violent crackdown by police that has left at least 10 people dead, and sent more than 1,000 others to jail.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Ecuador's Moreno, indigenous groups reach deal to end protests [Video]Ecuador's Moreno, indigenous groups reach deal to end protests

Two sides agree on new package to cut government spending, increase revenues, reduce budget deficits and public debt.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:21Published

Ecuador's president sends soldiers onto the streets as protests worsen [Video]Ecuador's president sends soldiers onto the streets as protests worsen

Ecuadorean indigenous group Conaie said late on Saturday that it would continue anti-austerity protests after President Lenin Moreno imposed a military-enforced curfew in the capital Quito

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Ecuador unrest: President imposes curfew on Quito, offers to talk [Video]Ecuador unrest: President imposes curfew on Quito, offers to talk

Announcement came as indigenous leaders agree to direct talks with Lenin Moreno, while chaos raged on capital's streets.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Ecuador's capital rocked by clashes [Video]Ecuador's capital rocked by clashes

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests to reinstate a fuel subsidy said on Saturday that it has decided to hold direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first sign of a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Rocks and tear gas as protesters clash with riot police in Ecuador [Video]Rocks and tear gas as protesters clash with riot police in Ecuador

Protesters hurled rocks at riot police using tear gas in the Ecuadoran capital of Quito on Friday (October 11), amidst rising public anger over the austerity measures of President Lenin Moreno.

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Protests over fuel price rise paralyse Ecuador [Video]Protests over fuel price rise paralyse Ecuador

Thousands of protesters marched on the streets across the country, angry over fuel price rise introduced by President Moreno.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Ecuador sees 10th day of anti-austerity protests [Video]Ecuador sees 10th day of anti-austerity protests

At least five people have been killed in unrest as demonstrators push for President Lenin Moreno to repeal a law that ended a 40-year-old fuel subsidy.

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Ecuador emergency: Protesters infuriated by killings [Video]Ecuador emergency: Protesters infuriated by killings

Death of at least 5 protesters In Ecuador, in the past week of anti-government anger, is provoking an increasing backlash against the president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Ecuador protests erupt for sixth day over fuel subsidy cuts [Video]Ecuador protests erupt for sixth day over fuel subsidy cuts

Protesters briefly bust through security lines and enter the National Assembly as anger over labour, tax reforms grows.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Ecuador protests push government out of capital [Video]Ecuador protests push government out of capital

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Protesters flood Quito over anti-austerity measures [Video]Protesters flood Quito over anti-austerity measures

For a sixth consecutive day, protesters filled the streets of Quito, Ecuador, demanding a reversal of President Lenin Moreno's anti-austerity measures that cut fuel subsidies in the country. Nathan..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Ecuador fuel protests: major roads blockaded across the country [Video]Ecuador fuel protests: major roads blockaded across the country

Despite the unrest, President Lenin Moreno says he has no plans to reverse his decision to scrap fuel subsidies as part of strict austerity measures.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

Ecuador declares state of emergency as fuel protests block roads [Video]Ecuador declares state of emergency as fuel protests block roads

Protesters take to the streets over the end of decades-old fuel subsidies as part of government fiscal reform package.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:48Published

Clashes on the streets of Quito over pro-abortion law [Video]Clashes on the streets of Quito over pro-abortion law

There were scenes of anger on the streets of Quito on Tuesday as pro-abortion protesters clashed with police after Ecuadorian lawmakers voted down a motion that would have eased abortion laws in rape..

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Turtle hatchlings surprise Ecuadorian town [Video]Turtle hatchlings surprise Ecuadorian town

Dozens of endangered baby turtles unexpectedly hatched at a popular Ecuadorian beach in the seaside town of Same on Monday (September 2), the first time it was known to happen in that area. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Turtle hatchlings suprise Ecuadorian town [Video]Turtle hatchlings suprise Ecuadorian town

Dozens of endangered baby turtles unexpectedly hatched at a popular Ecuadorian beach in the seaside town of Same on Monday (September 2), the first time it was known to happen in that area. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Venezuelan migrants protest after Ecuador shuts border crossing [Video]Venezuelan migrants protest after Ecuador shuts border crossing

Ecuador shut its border on Monday (August 26) to hundreds of Venezuelans waiting to cross, as new restrictions from Quito on migrants fleeing the OPEC nation come into effect.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Venezuelans stranded as Ecuador imposes new visa rules [Video]Venezuelans stranded as Ecuador imposes new visa rules

Ecuador latest country to impose visa restrictions on Venezuelans fleeing political, economic and humanitarian crises.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

 

Ecuador's Moreno signs decree ditching fuel subsidy cuts after protests

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno signed on Monday an official decree, repealing his own fuel subsidy cut that sparked days of violent, indigenous-led protests, and reverting fuel prices to their..
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Ecuador's Moreno calms protests with vow to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday promised to repeal an IMF-backed decree that slashed fuel subsidies, as triumphant protesters who had agitated against it went home and the capital picked up..
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Ecuador's Moreno says will repeal fuel subsidy cuts in coming hours

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday that he will repeal a decree that slashed IMF-backed fuel subsidies "in coming hours," confirming that he had given into a key demand of protesters who..
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Ecuador's president strikes 'peace' deal, agrees to change fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno agreed to swap a law that ended decades-old fuel subsidies for new legislation that will direct more resources to the needy, part of a deal he struck on Sunday with..
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FIFPro calls for halt to women's football tournament in Quito amid unrest

Global footballers' union FIFPro on Sunday called for the suspension of the women's Copa Libertadores tournament in Ecuador as several players feared for their safety amid political unrest in the..
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Mercosur bloc and other South American countries condemn unrest in Ecuador

The South American trade bloc, Mercosur, along with other countries in the region on Sunday, condemned the unrest in Ecuador, saying mass demonstrations against cuts to fuel subsidies were an attempt..
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Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew

Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell..
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Military patrols Ecuador's capital as clashes resume and many defy curfew

Armored military vehicles patrolled the streets of Ecuador's capital, Quito, on Sunday after police and protesters clashed and many residents defied a curfew imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid..
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Ecuador's military partially lifts curfew in Quito ahead of talks

Ecuador's military announced it was partially lifting a curfew on the highland capital of Quito until 8 p.m. Sunday (0100 GMT Monday) but said it would continue to restrict movement in parts of the..
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Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest..
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Mexico offers protection to Ecuador opposition lawmaker as protests persist

Mexico's embassy in Quito has offered protection and shelter to Ecuador opposition legislator Gabriela Rivadeneira, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
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Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with government, president imposes Quito curfew

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led protests for more than a week against a law that ended fuel subsidies said on Saturday it has accepted direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first..
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Ecuador's Moreno orders military-backed curfew starting in Quito

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced a military-enforced curfew starting in Quito and the surrounding valleys that started at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) as the highland capital was rocked by unrest..
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Ecuadorean indigenous group announces direct talks with Moreno

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests to reinstate a fuel subsidy announced on Saturday that it has decided to hold direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first sign of a..
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Ecuador's capital is rocked by clashes; Moreno silent on way forward

Ecuador's capital was rocked early on Saturday in a tenth day of unrest over President Lenin Moreno's austerity plan, with local markets shuttered and police firing tear gas at protesters gathered at..
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Hopes for talks to end unrest in Ecuador dim as protests roil capital

Hopes for a negotiated end to the worst unrest in Ecuador in at least a decade dimmed on Friday as clashes between police and anti-austerity protesters continued for a ninth day in the highland capital..
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Unrest in Ecuador curbs output of nearly 900,000 barrels of oil

More than a week of unrest over anti-austerity measures in Ecuador has curbed output of 877,678 barrels of crude in the OPEC-member nation, including 140,885 barrels from private companies, an energy..
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Amazonian tribes in Ecuador join anti-austerity protests

Indigenous tribe representatives from the Amazon in Ecuador joined an anti-austerity demonstration in Quito on Friday, as hopes for talks between protest leaders and the government dimmed following..
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Native Ecuadoreans detain, then free, police in anti-austerity conflict

Indigenous leaders in Ecuador freed eight police officers after parading them before an angry crowd for several hours in retribution for a government crackdown on anti-austerity protests that have..
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Indigenous leaders detain police in escalation of Ecuador protests

Indigenous leaders in Ecuador captured and publicly paraded eight police officers before a crowd on Thursday, pushing back against a tough government crackdown on anti-austerity protests that have..
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At least one protester killed in Ecuador in anti-austerity march

At least one indigenous protester was killed in unrest in Ecuador's capital Quito amid protests that were expected to continue for an eighth day on Thursday against President Lenin Moreno's austerity..
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Ecuador's streets rumble with indigenous wrath

Some walked to Quito from the countryside. Others hitched rides in the back of trucks, squeezed between sacks of produce. Many have spent days sleeping outside and eating from communal pots.
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Ecuador halts major oil pipeline due to protests, eyes force majeure

Petroecuador halted operations of its Trans-Ecuadorean Pipeline System (SOTE) on Wednesday after anti-austerity protests choked off production from some oil fields it uses for stock, the energy..
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Ecuador oil output down by 232,000 bpd due to unrest: minister

Unrest in Ecuador has cost the OPEC member 232,000 barrels-per-day of production, Energy Minister Carlos Perez said on Wednesday.
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Ecuador national strike raises pressure on defiant Moreno

Indigenous-led protesters began a national strike in Ecuador on Wednesday after President Lenin Moreno refused to step down or overturn anti-austerity measures that have triggered the worst unrest in a..
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Ecuador imposes curfew after protests push government out of capital

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito..
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Ecuador President Moreno orders curfew in areas close to government buildings: decree

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered that authorities restrict movement in areas close to government buildings and strategic installations, according to a written decree, after six days..
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Protest-hit Ecuador seeks foreign help, relocates government

Ecuador sought mediation from the United Nations or Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday after six days of anti-austerity protests that have pushed President Lenin Moreno's government out of Quito and..
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Ecuador protesters enter National Assembly: witnesses

Indigenous Ecuadoreans protesting against government austerity measures briefly burst through security lines into the National Assembly in Quito on Tuesday, witnesses said.
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Seven Latam nations suggest Maduro behind unrest in Ecuador, back Moreno

Seven Latin American countries reject any attempt by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize democracies in the region and back Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno as he tries to calm unrest,..
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Ecuador oil output could fall by one-third amid protests: energy ministry

Ecuadoran state-run oil company Petroamazonas estimates it could lose some 165,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), or one-third, of crude production due to "insecure conditions" in oilfields as anti-austerity..
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Ecuador open to foreign mediation amid unrest, 570 held

Ecuador's government said on Tuesday it would be open to mediation via the United Nations or the Catholic Church, after almost a week of anti-austerity protests that have rocked the nation and brought..
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Ex-Ecuador president Correa denies planning coup attempt from exile

Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa denied on Tuesday he was orchestrating a coup against the government from his self-imposed exile in Belgium, after being accused of stoking the worst unrest..
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Indigenous protests convulse Ecuador as president decries 'coup attempt'

Thousands of indigenous protesters marched into capital Quito on Monday in a fifth day of action against austerity measures that have sparked the worst unrest in years, prompting President Lenin Moreno..
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Indigenous protests convulse Ecuador; oil fields stopped

Thousands of indigenous protesters paralyzed roads around Ecuador and marched into capital Quito on Monday in a fifth day of action against government austerity measures that have sparked the worst..
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Ecuador's Petroamazonas suspends operations at three oilfields amid protests

Ecuadorean state-run oil company Petroamazonas EP suspended operations at three oil fields in the Amazon region on Monday, the country's energy ministry said, as protests against austerity measures..
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Ecuador arrests rise to 477 during unrest

Ecuador has arrested 477 people during unrest and protests since last week over President Lenin Moreno's economic austerity measures, the government said on Monday.
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Ecuador arrests shopkeepers, man dies as protests rage

Ecuadorean authorities began arresting shopkeepers for raising food prices as indigenous groups clashed with security forces on Sunday in a fourth day of protests against President Lenin Moreno's..
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Ecuador indigenous groups, workers keep pressure on Moreno

Ecuadorean indigenous and union organizations kept protests going on Saturday and promised no let-up in their push to overturn austerity measures by President Lenin Moreno's government that have..
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Ecuador unions call off anti-austerity protests after 370 arrests in two days

Ecuador's transport unions on Friday called off protests against the scrapping of fuel subsidies by President Lenin Moreno after two days of unrest that halted transport nationwide and resulted in..
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