In Ecuador, at least five people have been killed amid a government crackdown against the massive indigenous-led anti-austerity protests that have swept the country. On Thursday, protesters briefly took eight police officers hostage in the capital, Quito. The protests began after Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno ended a decades-old fuel subsidy program as part of a so-called reform plan imposed by the International Monetary Fund.
Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests
HeadlineOct 11, 2019