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Ecuador Protest Ends With Indigenous Groups, Government Deal

  • Government to boost fuel subsidies in Church-brokered accord
  • Indigenous organizations to lift blockades immediately
Francisco Jimenez, Ecuador’s government minister, right, and Leonidas Iza reach an agreement to end protests in Quito on June 30.
Francisco Jimenez, Ecuador’s government minister, right, and Leonidas Iza reach an agreement to end protests in Quito on June 30.Photographer: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images
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Representatives of indigenous organizations and Ecuador’s embattled government signed an agreement Thursday to end more than two weeks of nationwide protests over fuel prices and the high cost of living. 

Mediated by the Catholic Bishops Conference, the government of President Guillermo Lasso agreed to increase subsidies at the pump. With other measures pledged by the conservative administration, the total is close to $1 billion, said Leonidas Iza, president of indigenous confederation CONAIE.