Ecuador reinstates fossil fuel subsidies after 11 days of civil unrest

14 October 2019: Cuts to subsidies (known as decree 883) were imposed by Ecuador’s President Moreno without any renewable alternative or any sort of rebate. The cut caused a big spike in gasoline and diesel prices, reverberating into rises in taxi and bus fares (from 25 to 40 cents overnight). Higher prices left citizens of Quito struggling to get to school and work and sparked 11 days of nationwide violent protests, finally resulting in government backing down. Read more on the Climate Home News Website.