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Ecuadorian Workers and Students Take to Streets to Protest Govt’s Economic Policies

HeadlineJun 13, 2024

In Ecuador, activists are holding two days of protests to oppose plans by the government of Daniel Noboa to cut fuel subsidies. This is Nelson Erazo, leader of the General Union of Workers of Ecuador.

Nelson Erazo: “The homes of the workers cannot stand another blow to their economy. The measures adopted, such as a rise in the value-added tax, caused an elevation to the already-high cost of living. Consequently, that incremented the price of fuel. This condemns most Ecuadorian households to poverty and misery.”

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