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Amid Nationwide Protests, Ecuador’s President Agrees to Curb Fuel Prices 

HeadlineJun 28, 2022

In Ecuador, Indigenous leaders have agreed to meet with government officials to negotiate demands for lower fuel and food prices as massive protests enter a third week. On Sunday, right-wing President Guillermo Lasso promised lower fuel prices to try to quench the anti-government uprising.

President Guillermo Lasso: “I have decided to reduce the price of gasoline extra and ethanol-blended gasoline by 10 cents per gallon, and also diesel by 10 cents per gallon. Ecuadorians who seek dialogue will find a government with an outstretched hand. Those who seek chaos, violence and terrorism will find the full force of the law.”

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