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Burning Tires Block Roads as Ecuador Declares State of Emergency

  • Protesters block key roads as government ends fuel subsidies
  • IMF and Moody’s back the reforms by President Moreno
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 3.
Demonstrators clash with police during a protest in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 3.Photographer: Dolores Ochoa/AP Photo
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Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency as protesters barricade roads across the country over fuel price hikes.

Moreno pledged to maintain the policy of ending diesel and gasoline subsidies, which he says are no longer affordable.