Ecuador Protests Weaken a Struggling Guillermo Lasso

By Sebastián Hurtado

Disruptions add to a range of challenges that are paralyzing the government's center-right agenda.

QUITO — On June 13, nationwide, indigenous-led protests against Guillermo Lasso’s government began in Ecuador with demonstrations and blockades across the highland and Amazon regions. Now, two weeks later, the “national strike” has not fully ceased, with CONAIE, the national indigenous movement, insisting on multiple demands for the government including price controls for agricultural products and increases to fuel subsidies. Demonstrators have blocked roads, causing shortages and soaring prices for gasoline, food and household gas. What do the protests mean for a struggling Lasso...

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