Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno late Monday said he moved the administrative center of his government away from the nation’s capital, as riots and protests against the ending of a fuel subsidy rocked the South American country for a fourth day.
The armed forces continued to back Mr. Moreno as he faces his toughest challenge since taking office in 2017. In a televised address less than four minutes long, flanked by the military’s top brass, he promised he wouldn’t renege on his decision last week to scrap a four-decade fuel subsidy that costs the state some $1.4 billion a year.
“I’m not going to take any step back,” Mr. Moreno said, after saying his government would move from the capital, Quito, to the port city of Guayaquil.
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