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Know what agreements were made in the act for peace

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The national government and indigenous movements signed an act for peace on June 30, 2022, after 18 days of mobilizations in the country. It is the result of dialogues and agreements for peaceful coexistence, public order and the development of Ecuador. The signature was made from the headquarters of the Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference, the body that led the mediation.

With the signing of this act, the indigenous movements declare the cessation of mobilizations throughout the country and the gradual return to the territories; as well as the suspension of any act likely to affect peace and public order.

As part of the agreements aimed at bringing peace to the country, the government has decided:

  • Reduce the value of Diesel, Extra and Ecopa fuel by a total of 15 cents per gallon. That is 5 cents additional to those already provided for in Decree No. 462. And work will be done on subsidy targeting policies.
  • The national government undertakes to repeal the state of emergency insofar as peace is restored to Ecuadorian territory.
  • Executive Order No. 95 on Hydrocarbons will be repealed.
  • A reform bill will be prepared for Article 66 of the Organic Law of the Special Territorial Circumscription of the Amazon and related articles.
  • Executive Order No. 151, which contains the action plan for the mining sector, will be amended to include that said activities cannot be carried out in:
  1. Protected areas and ancestral territories.
  2. Areas declared immaterial.
  3. Archaeological sites.
  4. Water protection zones.
  5. Prior, free and informed consultation with indigenous municipalities, communities, peoples and nationalities will be guaranteed.

In addition, previously, the national government, during the 18 days of mobilizations, took the following decisions to meet the main needs of Ecuadorians: strengthening price control of basic necessities; declare a health emergency; debt forgiveness up to USD 3,000 from BanEcuador; compensatory measures for agriculture; double the budget for bilingual intercultural education and increase the human development bonus to 55 USD.

For the follow-up of the commitments, the National Government and the representatives of Conaie, Feine and Fenocin have agreed to set up a dialogue table with a defined methodology for the follow-up of these agreements and other points, which will last 90 days and in which will guarantee the presence of the state functions related to the points discussed.


Source metroecuador.com

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