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The Latest: Ecuador's president offers some concessions


Added 10-13-19 12:03:01am EST - “The Latest on Ecuador's political crisis (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Ecuador’s president offers some concessions”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Lenín Moreno has announced some possible concessions in an economic package that was opposed by many Ecuadorians. But he says he won’t restore fuel subsidies, whose removal had triggered nationwide protests and clashes.

Moreno said late Saturday that his government would address some concerns of the protesters by looking at ways to ensure that resources reach rural areas.

He also said the government will review plans to reduce some salaries and vacation time for state workers, and would offer compensation to people from rural areas who had lost earnings because of the protests.

“We’ll negotiate with those who have decided to do so,” Moreno said in remarks broadcast on radio and television. “The process is moving forward and I hope to give you good news soon, because different organizations and sectors have confirmed their willingness to talk.”

Indigenous leaders of protests that have paralyzed Ecuador’s economy for nearly a week say they are willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the crisis.

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