Pipeline protest in Ecuador leaves one dead – Oil Country Hot Line – Brief Article
Ecuador’s government has agreed to allow lawmakers to mediate an end to pipeline building protests that have restrained oil output, and have led to one demonstrator being killed. Demonstrators had seized oil wells and blocked highways to demand more development funds and better electricity services. Following a shooting incident, a four-party team of legislators from diverse political affiliations (chosen by protestors and approved by the government) is striving to find solutions that address a lack of basic services in the provinces.
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