Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Can negotiations bring an end to weeks of violent protests in Ecuador | Inside Story” – below is their description.
Ecuador’s government is holding talks with representatives of its indigenous community.
The dialogue aims to end weeks of protest over a sharp increase in fuel and food prices – that have affected indigenous people the most.
After previously accusing strikers of laying the groundwork for a coup, President Guillermo Lasso has lifted a state of emergency and made some concessions.
But demonstrators say he hasn’t gone far enough.
Can negotiations curb their anger? Will it help solve the country’s economic crisis?
Presenter: Sohail Rahman
Adrian Perez Salazar, Attorney and Political Analyst.
Manuela Picq, Professor at Universidad San Francisco de Quito and Amherst College, In Cuenca Ecuador.
Danny Shaw, Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at City University of New York.
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