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Ecuador oil minister resigns weeks after scrapped fuel price hike

President Lenin Moreno in October rolled back a plan to eliminate costly fuel subsidies after indigenous groups clashed with troops and demanded Moreno's resignation.

Protests in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico — why trouble brews in Latin America

From protests against alleged election fraud in Bolivia and demonstrations against economic inequality in Chile and Ecuador, to political unrest in Venezuela and the cartel war in Mexico, trouble has been brewing across the region.

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Explained: The protests that forced Ecuador's capital to move

The indigenous groups protesting a rollback in fuel subsidies in Ecuador have arrived at an agreement with the government, bringing to an end to the largescale demonstrations that have brought the Latin American country to a standstill.

Ecuador cancels austerity plan in a bid to end unrest

President Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal to cancel an austerity package that led to violent protests. Seven people were killed after the cost-cutting measures sparked outrage.

Ecuador president declares 'curfew' and 'militarization' in Quito

The government has implemented the stringent measures as it fights for control of the capital. Five people have died since the violent protests began ten days ago.

Ecuador arrests shopkeepers, man dies as protests rage

As well as ending fuel subsidies, the government is reducing the state workforce and planning some privatizations. Moreno says the fuel subsidies, in place for four decades, had distorted the economy and cost $60 billion.

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Ecuador arrests 350 people in two days of anti-austerity protests

Authorities say 28 police officers have been hurt, a dozen police cars destroyed, and a local government building attacked.

Data breach reveals personal data of almost all of Ecuador

Information including personal details such as names, addresses, national identity numbers and phone numbers has been compromised. The government has described the issue as a "major concern."

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

With the 5-to-4 ruling, Ecuador joins a handful of Latin American nations _ Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Uruguay _ that have legalized same-sex marriage either through judicial rulings, or less frequently, legislative action.

Facebook blocks page of ex-Ecuadorian leader Rafael Correa

Correa has been posting information online about an offshore bank account allegedly used by the brother of Ecuador's current president, Lenin Moreno, to stash millions.

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