Ecuador swears in conservative president amid economic crisis

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    Former banker and businessman Guillermo Lasso has been sworn in as Ecuador’s new President.

    He is the first conservative in 14 years to take office.

    And he faces the economic and health crises brought on by the pandemic, and opposition in Congress.

    Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports.

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