Ecuadorian Government Signs Agreement with Protest Leaders

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Ecuadorian government and Indigenous protest leaders have reached an agreement to end mass demonstrations in the country.

The deal, which includes a decrease in the price of fuel and other concessions, was signed on Thursday by Minister Francisco Jimenez, Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza and the head of the Episcopal Conference, Luis Cabrera.

After signing the deal, indigenous leader of the protest, Iza announced that they will suspend the protest.

The agreement set out that petrol prices will decrease 15 cents to $2.40 per gallon and diesel prices will also decline the same amount, from $1.90 per gallon to $1.75.

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