The strike ended after a deal was signed by Government Minister Francisco Jiménez, Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza and the head of the Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Luis Cabrera, who acted as mediator.
Indigenous organizations and the government of President Guillermo Lasso reached consensus on the most substantial demands and agreed to continue discussing the pending ones and find a solution to them in the next 90 days
Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state
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An Ecuadorian judge ordered Iza’s release and imposed alternative measures to preventive detention, such as prohibiting him from leaving the country and periodically appearing before Cotopaxi’s Attorney General’s Office
Iza’s arrest came after the first day of an indefinite national strike, called by CONAIE among other Indigenous and peasant organizations against the neoliberal economic policies of President Guillermo Lasso’s government, was a success