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Weekly Report - 02 April 2020 (WR-20-13)

ECUADOR: Indigenous clash with Moreno over coronavirus

Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno is striving to contend with one of the most serious outbreaks of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the region, while sustaining an indebted economy battered by virus-induced paralysis and the lowest oil prices in a generation. Moreno’s commitment to meeting debt obligations and reducing the fiscal deficit is being questioned by the political opposition and censured by the indigenous organisations that led last October’s protests against the removal of fuel subsidies.

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