Ecuador Restores Fuel Subsidies after Weeks of Violent Protests

Stalemate was Resolved Through Talks Mediated by UN


The Ecuadorian government has yielded to pressure to restore fuel subsidies after weeks of violent protests across the country.

The stalemate was resolved by talks between the indigenous leaders and the government, which were brokered by the UN and the Roman Catholic Church.

The government had withdrawn fuel subsidies, a move that sparked violent demonstrations that lasted about two weeks, bringing the country’s capital Quito, to a standstill.

President Lenín Moreno imposed a curfew in an attempt to quell the protests.

The government and the leaders released a joint statement after the talks, which were broadcast live on state television. Part of the statement read “With this agreement, the mobilizations… across Ecuador are terminated and we commit ourselves to restoring peace in the country,”

The two sides are expected to draft a new law that will ensure fuel smugglers do not exploit government subsidies. A new commission will also be established to re-establish peace in the country.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

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