October 12, 2019 / 6:09 PM / 9 days ago

Ecuadorean indigenous group announces direct talks with Moreno

QUITO (Reuters) - An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests to reinstate a fuel subsidy announced 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.

Ecuador’s capital Quito was rocked early on Saturday in a tenth day of clashes over Moreno’s austerity plan, with police firing tear gas at protesters and access roads to the city’s airport blocked.

Reporting By Mitra Taj; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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