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Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with government as unrest roils capital


QUITO (Reuters) - An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests to reinstate a fuel subsidy said on Saturday that it has decided to hold direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first sign of a potential breakthrough in a dispute that has triggered more than a week of unrest.

Minutes later, the mayor of Quito, Jorge Yunda, told local TV channel Ecuavisa that Moreno’s government had decided to “analyze” a law Moreno passed last week that ended the fuel subsidies and triggered a backlash.

The back-to-back announcements came as the highland capital of Quito was rocked by ...


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