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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fourth day of protests in Ecuador

From the BBC website

Ecuador protests enter fourth day

Indigenous groups fear a trade deal would harm their economy

Indigenous groups in Ecuador have begun a fourth day of protests against a proposed free trade deal with the US.

They are blocking roads across the Andean highlands, where extra police and soldiers have been deployed.

Demonstrators have rejected an offer by the government to form a committee to investigate their concerns, describing it as a smoke screen.

President Alfredo Palacio says the protests are designed to create chaos and bring down his government. complete article


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