The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) on Thursday convened to form a popular parliament so as to outline an economic model and present it to President Lenin Moreno.
“We invite Ecuadorean organizations to join the Peoples and Social Organizations’ Parliament to develop a new economic model able to prevent the endorsement of new [policy] packages against the people.”
Early October, the indigenous movement staged hard demonstrations against an executive decree that eliminated fuel subsidies.
Together with other labor, budget and tax reforms, such Presidential decision was part of the austerity policies which Moreno agreed to implement in order to get an International Monetary Fund (IMF) US$4.2 billion loan.
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