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QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito and brought hundreds of arrests.
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean indigenous and union organizations kept protests going on Saturday and promised no let-up in their push to overturn austerity measures by President Lenin Moreno's government that have convulsed the nation for three days.
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's transport unions on Friday called off protests against the scrapping of fuel subsidies by President Lenin Moreno after two days of unrest that halted transport nationwide and resulted in almost 370 arrests.
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency on Thursday as protesters hurled stones and erected burning barricades after the end of decades-old fuel subsidies as part of a $2 billion government fiscal reform package.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fed up of waiting for a peace dividend, Iraqis feel their country should be well on the road to recovery by now. War against Islamic State ended two years ago and the oil-rich country has seen an unprecedented level of security.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Jordanian teachers on Tuesday defied a government call to end their four-week nationwide strike over pay, in a deepening crisis that threatens to further strain the heavily indebted country's state finances.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's embattled President Mauricio Macri took to the streets on Saturday with a defiant message: "Yes we can," he told crowds of supporters in Buenos Aires as he looks to launch an unlikely comeback ahead of general elections next month.
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's cabinet on Saturday offered striking teachers pay hikes in a bid to end a damaging nationwide strike that has piled pressure on the debt-burdened country undergoing tough IMF-backed fiscal reforms amid concerns of a new round of demands by army retirees and other public-sector employees.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Scattered protests in Egypt in the past few days highlight the risk that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi could face broader dissent, driven by grievances over economic austerity and allegations of official corruption.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The acting managing director for the International Monetary Fund said he held a "constructive" meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri and other senior officials in New York on Tuesday.