A pact that includes a reduction in fuel prices and other concessions was signed for him Ecuadorian government minister, Francisco Jimenez; the indigenous leaderLeonidas Iza, and the President of the Episcopal ConferenceLuis Cabrera, who acted as mediator.
The leaders signed an act in which it is stated, among other points, that gasoline will drop from 2.55 to 2.40 dollars a gallon and diesel from 1.90 to 1.75; that the oil frontier will not be extended and that mining activities will not be carried out in protected areas, national parks and water sources.
Now the Government of Ecuador will have a period of 90 days to deliver solutions to the claims of the indigenous people.
Monsignor Cabrera affirmed that “only with dialogue can social peace be found, I hope soon, with special attention to marginalized populations, but always respecting the rights of all.”
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