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News summary of the protests and the national strike in Ecuador on Wednesday, June 22


Look at the news summary of the strike and protests in Ecuador this Wednesday, June 22, 2022. 🔄 Click here to see the latest updates 21 posts 3 hours ago Indigenous protesters take power station in Tungurahua province By Gerardo Lemos The Electric Corporation of Ecuador reported through a statement that on Wednesday night about 300 indigenous people took over the Tisaleo electrical substation, located in the province of Tungurahua. The Electricity Corporation of Ecuador added that t

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3 hours ago

Indigenous protesters take power station in Tungurahua province

By Gerardo Lemos

The Electric Corporation of Ecuador reported through a statement that on Wednesday night about 300 indigenous people took over the Tisaleo electrical substation, located in the province of Tungurahua.

The Electricity Corporation of Ecuador added that the demonstrators are holding the operators of the substation and demanded that it be disconnected.

According to the statement, this substation operates 500,000 volts of energy and carries electrical energy from the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant to the Chorrillos substation in Guayaquil.

So far, the authorities have not reported injuries or deaths or damage to the power substation.

4 hours ago

Who finances unemployment in Ecuador?

Pachakutik sub-coordinator responds

The demonstrations continue in Ecuador and have forced the suspension of face-to-face classes as well as commercial and productive activities in several cities.

There are hundreds of indigenous people who mobilize, protest and close roads, but who is financing the strike?

Cecilia Velasque, deputy coordinator of the Pachakutik Movement, responds in Conclusions.

Who finances unemployment in Ecuador?


5 hours ago

International analyst explains why dialogue has not taken place amid protests in Ecuador

By Maria Alejandra Requena

Oswaldo Moreno, international analyst and consultant, explains in a conversation with María Alejandra Requena the reasons why the dialogue that would put an end to the protests in Ecuador has not taken place.

Why is there no dialogue amid protests in Ecuador?


6 hours ago

Guillermo Lasso tests positive for covid-19

By CNN Spanish

This Thursday, the presidency of Ecuador reported through a statement that President Guillermo Lasso tested positive for covid-19.

The statement added that Lasso is vaccinated and has no symptoms and is in the presidential palace working, following medical protocols.

8 hours ago


This is how the protests are lived in Ecuador

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The great national protest promoted by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) demands that the government reduce fuel prices, address the problem of unemployment, regulate the prices of farm products and combat crime, among other demands.

In the image, protesters march in the El Arbolito park area in Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the tenth consecutive day of mobilizations.

(RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Indigenous groups arrived in Quito in a caravan on June 15 to join the protests against the Ecuadorian government.

The protesters blocked a road and set up barricades in the south of the capital of the South American country.


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Due to "serious internal commotion" as a result of the protests, President Guillero Lasso announced on Friday the state of emergency for the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha through decree 455, and this Monday he repealed it and replaced it with decree 459, which also includes the provinces of Imbabura, Chimborazo, Pastaza and Tungurahua and lasts 30 days.

In the image, indigenous people and peasants in a blockade in the neighborhood of Cutuglagua, south of Quito, on June 19 while they wait for the arrival of their companions who are mobilizing from the province of Cotopaxi.


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Indigenous Ecuadorians march on Maldonado avenue, in the south of Quito, on June 20, after entering the city to go to El Arbolito park, as part of the protests against President Lasso's social and economic policies that began a few years ago. More than a week.


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Ecuadorian police arrest a protester near the House of Ecuadorian Culture in Quito, on June 21, 2022, on the ninth consecutive day of anti-government protests.

(CARLOS VILLALBA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Protesters clash with police around the House of Ecuadorian Culture in Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the tenth consecutive day of protests.


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Protesters set tires on fire during clashes with riot police in the El Arbolito park area in Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the 10th consecutive day of protests.

So far, the number of deceased amounts to four people since the beginning of the demonstrations.

(RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images)

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Police confront demonstrators during clashes around the El Arbolito park area in Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the 10th consecutive day of indigenous-led protests against the Ecuadorian government.

(RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images)

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The indigenous movement set a series of conditions on Tuesday to resume dialogue, including the demilitarization of certain sectors of Quito and the repeal of the state of emergency.


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Protesters march from the Central University to the House of Ecuadorian Culture in Quito on June 22 on the 10th consecutive day of protests led by indigenous groups.

Ecuador refused this Wednesday to end its state of emergency.


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Indigenous people march in the center of Quito, on June 22, 2022, on the tenth consecutive day of protests called by Conaie. (VERONICA LOMBEIDA/AFP via Getty Images)

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A group of students hold a banner that reads "We are the students, artists, peasants and workers that you could not kill", after entering the facilities of the Central University of Ecuador, to allow indigenous people to use it as accommodation, on 20 of June.


9 hours ago

Some use the protests to try to destabilize democracy in Ecuador, says Foreign Minister

By Fernando del Rincon

Do the protests seek to destabilize the Lasso government?


9 hours ago

This was what the president of Conaie said about the continuation of the protests

By Ana Maria Canizares

10 hours ago

The protest in Ecuador, in pictures

Indigenous in the center of Quito.

Credit: CARLOS VILLALBA/AFP via Getty Images

Riot police near El Arbolito park in Quito.

Credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the Ecuadorian Red Cross photographed on June 22, 2022. Credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the Indigenous Movement in downtown Quito.

Credit: VERONICA LOMBEIDA/AFP via Getty Images

10 hours ago

Neighbors in Quito take to the streets to repudiate acts of violence

Another march emerged in the north of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, to repudiate the acts of violence on Wednesday.

Credit: @alexceballos88

This was reported by CNNE affiliate FM Mundo radio:


On the Avenida de los #Shyris in Quito, a large number of protesters walk the street with white and #Ecuadorian flags.

"We don't want to #STOP, we want to #WORK."

– NotiMundo (@notimundoec) June 22, 2022

12 hours ago

Central office of the Prosecutor's Office attacked

By Ana Maria Canizares

Videos revealed by the State Attorney General's Office show the attack on the institution's central plant building.

"Several incidents have been recorded in the aforementioned property, which include the impact of blunt objects on windows and the main income of the Institution," the prosecutor's office said in a statement on Twitter.

He added that several people entered fiscal transit units and "stole documentation that was later incinerated on public roads."

For its part, Conaie rejected the acts of violence in the Prosecutor's Office building with a message on Twitter, in which it assured that "the authors of these serious acts are not part of the Indigenous Movement."

Protesters at the central building of the Prosecutor's Office.

Credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

12 hours ago

Police report of the protests so far

By Kiarinna Parisi

Credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

Fausto Salinas, commander of the National Police of Ecuador, issued a balance of the protests so far:

  • 114 police officers injured

  • 10 patrols destroyed

  • 7 motorcycles destroyed

  • 2 police officers are still in the hands of the indigenous communities.

    They have asked the Red Cross to verify the situation of these officials.

  • They report looting

12 hours ago

“Rivers of people will continue to arrive in the capital”

By Kiarinna Parisi

Protesters in the area of ​​El Arbolito park, in Quito.

Credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

The president of the Conaie, Leonidas Iza, addressed the protesters this Wednesday.

In his speech he reiterated the requests for improvements in the economy and quality of life for Ecuadorians.

"Rivers of people, comrades, if you don't solve this problem, rivers of people will continue to arrive in the capital," he said.

The Conaie, through its Twitter account, published a statement on Wednesday afternoon detailing the demands it makes to the Government, and insisted on the "immediate cessation of repressive actions" as well as the repeal of the state of exception.


Communication from CONAIE, FEINE, FENOCIN, people and social organizations to the national government and national and international public opinion.

📣 #Quito

– CONAIE (@CONAIE_Ecuador) June 22, 2022

13 hours ago

What measures have been promised to solve the crisis?

By German Padinger, Ana Maria Cañizares

The Ecuadorian president revealed on Friday the first state of emergency decree and also a list of decisions on economic matters, in order to alleviate what he called "the difficult situation of many families."

The announced measures are as follows:

  • Increase the human development bonus from US$50 to US$55.

  • Declare the public health system in emergency.

  • Double the budget for intercultural education.

  • Subsidize up to 50% of the price of urea fertilizer for small and medium producers.

  • Forgiveness of all overdue credits up to US$ 3,000 in “BanEcuador”.

  • Agricultural credit of up to US$5,000 dollars at 1% and a 30-year term.

  • Do not increase the price of diesel, gas and extra gasoline and ecopaís.

  • Do not promote privatization of public services and strategic sectors

Guillermo Lasso invited civil society, doctors, artisans, farmers, carriers, universities and social organizations to dialogue.

14 hours ago

Clashes between police and protesters in Quito

By Ana Maria Canizares

In Quito, the capital of Ecuador, specifically on Avenida Patria and 6 de Diciembre, clashes between police and protesters continue.

14 hours ago

“We are not going to allow people to face people against people”

In his Twitter account, President Guillermo Lasso, through a video, responded that he will not allow disorder in the protests and targeted those who, according to him, want to remove him from power.

"Ecuador chooses democracy, never chaos," said the president on June 20.

Ecuador chooses democracy, never chaos!

As President, I always seek dialogue, but I will not allow it to affect those who wish to work.

I am here to fulfill the commitments I have with the country and defend the capital.

– Guillermo Lasso (@LassoGuillermo) June 20, 2022

14 hours ago

Leonidas Iza, the indigenous leader leading the protests

By Ana María Cañizares, German Padinger

Leonidas Iza photographed on June 13.

Credit: CRISTINA VEGA RHOR/AFP via Getty Images

Leonidas Iza is the president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie).

He was born in 1982 in the San Ignacio community, in Cotopaxi, and is the son of the historic indigenous leader José María Iza Viracocha, who participated in the protests in the early 1990s, according to the Efe news agency.

Those mobilizations, also known as the Inti Raymi Uprising, took place during the government of President Rodrigo Borja and included the taking of the Santo Domingo church in Quito.

They were also the first great demonstrations of Conaie, founded in 1986.

Iza studied environmental engineering at the Technical University of Cotopaxi, and before becoming leader of Conaie she was president of the Indigenous and Peasant Movement of Cotopaxi (MICC).

His ideas are linked to mariateguism, derived from the work of the Peruvian thinker José Carlos Mariátegui and who links Marxism with indigenism.

According to the Conaie website, Iza is a member of the Kichwa nationality and is part of the Panzaleo people.

The Kichwa, named for the language also known as Quechua, are based in the highlands of Ecuador, and the Panzaleo people make their home in the province of Cotopaxi, one of the centers of the current protests.



14 hours ago

They report that 12 missing policemen are already well

By Ana Maria Canizares

The Ministry of the Interior confirmed to CNN that of the 18 missing policemen in Puyo, held during the demonstrations on Tuesday night, 12 are already safe.

The whereabouts of the others are unknown at this time.

14 hours ago

What the state of emergency decree says

By German Padinger

Protesters in Quito on June 21.

Credit: CARLOS VILLALBA/AFP via Getty Images

El decreto 455 incluye la movilización de varias instituciones, el despliegue de operaciones coordinadas entre la Policía y las Fuerzas Armadas, limitación de las aglomeraciones, toque de queda que restringe la libertad de tránsito desde las 22:00 a las 05:00 en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, para preservar la seguridad ciudadana y el orden público.

Pero Lasso derogó ese decreto y lo reemplazo por el 459, que amplió el estado de excepción a más provincias, alcanzando en total a Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Imbabura, Chimborazo, Pastaza y Tungurahua.

“Esta declaratoria se da con motivo de las actuaciones violentas que han alterado el orden público, provocando situaciones de violencia manifiesta que ponen en riesgo la seguridad de los ciudadanos y amenazan el correcto funcionamiento de los sectores estratégicos vitales para la economía del país, así como también la posibilidad de radicalización de las medidas por declaraciones públicas que llaman a la realización de protestas no pacíficas indefinidas”, señala el documento del decreto presidencial.

Hace 15 horas

Piden desmilitarizar zona en Quito

Por Ana María Cañizares

A partir del mediodía ha habido movimiento en la zona neurálgica de las protestas que es la que rodea la Casa de la Cultura, la Fiscalía General del Estado, el parque El Arbolito y la Avenida Patria.

La Conaie ha pedido que se desmilitarice esta zona para poder dialogar con el presidente de la República.

De momento la policía antimotines se mantiene en la zona. Reportan intimidaciones a la prensa, insultos y gritos.

Hace 15 horas

Al menos cuatro personas han fallecido desde el inicio de las protestas

Por Florencia Trucco

Disturnios en Quito. Crédito: VERONICA LOMBEIDA/AFP via Getty Images

La Policía Nacional de Ecuador informó una nueva muerte en el contexto de las protestas en contra del gobierno del presidente Guillermo Lasso, lo que eleva el número de fallecidos a cuatro desde el inicio de las manifestaciones.

En un comunicado, señaló que el fallecimiento ocurrió este martes en la provincia de Pastaza, en la región amazónica, “a consecuencia de la manipulación de un artefacto explosivo”. La Policía aclaró que no usa ese tipo de material para el control del orden público y “menos aún en las marchas y manifestaciones pacíficas ciudadanas”.

La institución dijo que el caso será investigado por autoridades judiciales y que prestará apoyo para esclarecer todos los incidentes violentos, además de señalar que actúa “en el irrestricto respeto a los derechos humanos”.

Con esto, ya son cuatro los fallecimientos relacionados a las protestas, que este miércoles cumplen su décimo día.


Hace 14 horas

¿Cuál es el origen de las protestas?

Por Ana María Cañizares, Germán Padinger

Agentes de policía hacen guardia mientras los indígenas se reúnen en el área del parque El Arbolito en Quito, el 22 de junio de 2022, en el décimo día consecutivo de protestas lideradas por indígenas contra el gobierno ecuatoriano. – Crédito: Rodrigo BUENDIA / AFP vía Getty Images)

La Conaie, que lidera la movilización nacional en algunas provincias, exige al gobierno lo siguiente, entre otras propuestas:

  • Reducir los precios de los combustibles
  • Atender el problema del desempleo
  • Regular los precios de los productos del campo
  • Combatir el crimen

La dirigencia de la Conaie insistió a lo largo del viernes (17 de junio), el día en el que Lasso anunció el primer estado de excepción, que mantendrá la paralización. Su presidente, Leonidas Iza —detenido el martes durante las protestas y luego liberado—, hizo un llamado a la manifestación pacífica y aseguró que su movilización no tiene tintes vandálicos.

El jueves, Iza había dicho que no aceptará un diálogo donde no exista resultados y aseguró que coordinaría la movilización de bases indígenas a Quito si no hay respuestas a sus pedidos.

Friday, the fifth day of protests in several provinces, was marked, like other days, by road closures, especially in the provinces of the Sierra and, as night fell, there were mobilizations in the historic center of Quito that ended in clashes in the Plaza de Santo Domingo between police and protesters.

Source: cnnespanol

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