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Ecuador: Moreno Returns to Quito to Resume Dialogue Process With Protesters

1 MIN READOct 10, 2019 | 17:43 GMT

What Happened: Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno temporarily returned to the capital Quito on Oct. 9 in hopes of resuming a dialogue process with protesters to ease ongoing unrest that has been gripping the country over the past week, France 24 reported Oct. 10.

Why It Matters: Despite ongoing unrest, Moreno is attempting to reach a compromise solution to placate the indigenous communities without jeopardizing his fuel subsidy reform, which is an important part of austerity measures to comply with a $4.2 billion agreement with the International Monetary Fund.

Background: Several South American countries, such as Argentina, Brazil and Colombia, have publicly supported Moreno and accused Venezuela of fueling political tensions in Ecuador.

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