EFEQuito

The first day of talks between Ecuador’s government and the indigenous movement ended on Monday without a definitive result after the former refused a further reduction in fuel prices, the main demand to end two weeks of protests.

The two sides, however, made progress on several issues and will meet again on Tuesday morning in the Basilica of the National Vow, the venue for the talks brokered by the president of the National Assembly, Virgilio Squicela, and the Catholic Church.

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) said that the nationwide, indefinite strike that it called on Jun. 13 will continue until the government provides solutions to the people's demands.

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