Ecuador indigenous groups condition talks on pullback of security forces

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By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) -Ecuadorean protesters who have held more than a week of marches and road blockades over President Guillermo Lasso’s economic policies, will not meet the government until it withdraws security forces from some areas of the capital, an indigenous leader said Tuesday. Thousands of demonstrators have marched in Quito over the last week to demand concessions from Lasso, including a fuel price cut, a halt to the expansion of oil production and mining, more time for farmers to pay debt and budget increases for healthcare. The government has responded to the dema…

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