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Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests

HeadlineOct 11, 2019

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.

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