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Opinion: The death of neoliberalism in Ecuador

(Opinion) Last Monday, protests erupted throughout Ecuador. The demonstrations, coordinated by the CONAIE, or Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador, accompanied by student groups and labor unions, resisted a planned hike in fuel prices.

The CONAIE is represented by the environmentalist indigenous Pachakutik Party in the
National Assembly in Quito, the second-most powerful party on the left.

The group also put forward 10 demands to the center-right government of President Guillermo Lasso. The demands include a halt to the expansion of oil and mining exploration, as well as a freeze on the price of petroleum and agricultural products . . .

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