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Celebration, cleanup in Ecuador as deal ends nationwide protests — for now- The Washington Post

Lenin Moreno

Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno and indigenous protest leaders have reached an accord to end the violent protests that left seven people dead and brought the South American country to a standstill — for now, at least.

The deal late Sunday to reinstate popular fuel subsidies whose repeal ignited 11 days of demonstrations were the result of negotiations brokered by the United Nations and the Catholic Church.

The announcement capped another violent day in Quito, paralyzed by protesters, sectioned off by barricades, engulfed by tear gas.

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