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Ecuador decides to lower fuel prices that spark protests

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cents per gallon and the price of diesel also 10cents per gallon”,”text”:”I have decided to reduce the price of gasoline by 10cents per gallon and the price of diesel also by 10cents per gallon”}}”>I decided to reduce the price of gasoline by 10 cents per gallon and the price of diesel also by 10 cents per gallonsaid the Ecuadorian president in a radio and television address.

This reduction will bring the price of diesel to $1.80, and that of gasoline to $2.45, while the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie), spearhead of the demonstrations, demanded a drop in the price of fuels at $1.50 and $2.10.

In less than a year, diesel is up 90% (to $1.90) and gasoline 46% (to $2.55).

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 lawassured President Lasso, who intervened a few hours after the resumption in Parliament of a debate on his possible dismissal.

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Since the protests began on June 13, the violence has left six people dead and dozens injured. Quito is largely paralyzed and its access blocked by numerous roadblocks.

The demonstrators tried twice, Thursday and Friday, to enter the premises of the National Assembly, from where they were repelled by the police.

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