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Ecuador to tighten rules for mining waste dams to avoid repeat of Brazil disaster

26 Nov 2019

QUITO Ecuador's government plans to tighten rules regulating the construction and operation of mining waste dams to avoid disasters like one in Brazil in January when a dam owned by Vale SA collapsed, killing hundreds.

Ecuador opens first large-scale gold mine with Canada's Lundin

14 Nov 2019

LOS ENCUENTROS, Ecuador Canadian miner Lundin Gold Inc inaugurated its Fruta del Norte gold mine in the Ecuadorean Amazon on Thursday, as market-friendly President Lenin Moreno seeks to attract mining investment to diversify the stagnant oil-dependent economy.

Ecuador opens first large-scale gold mine with Canada's Lundin

14 Nov 2019

LOS ENCUENTROS, Ecuador, Nov 14 Canadian miner Lundin Gold Inc inaugurated its Fruta del Norte gold mine in the Ecuadorean Amazon on Thursday, as market-friendly President Lenin Moreno seeks to attract mining investment to diversify the stagnant oil-dependent economy.

Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power

17 Oct 2019

CAYAMBE, Ecuador Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.

Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power

17 Oct 2019

CAYAMBE, Ecuador, Oct 17 Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.

Ecuador's Moreno scraps fuel subsidy cuts in big win for indigenous groups

15 Oct 2019

QUITO Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior levels until a new measure can be found.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Ecuador's Moreno readies repeal of fuel subsidy cuts as protesters head home

14 Oct 2019

QUITO, Oct 14 Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday that he would repeal an IMF-backed decree that slashed fuel subsidies "in coming hours," confirming that he had given into a key demand of protesters who had spent nearly two weeks agitating against it.

Ecuador's president strikes 'peace' deal, agrees to change fuel subsidy cuts

14 Oct 2019

QUITO Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno agreed to swap a law that ended decades-old fuel subsidies for new legislation that will direct more resources to the needy, part of a deal he struck on Sunday with protest leaders to end a spate of violence that has roiled the Andean nation. | Video

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

14 Oct 2019

QUITO An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence in the city. | Video

Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew

14 Oct 2019

QUITO Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell anti-austerity unrest.

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