8 mins ago Indigenous protesters take power station in Tungurahua By Gerardo Lemos The Electric Corporation of Ecuador reported through a statement that on Wednesday night about 300 indigenous people took over the Tisaleo electrical substation, located in the province of Tungurahua. The Electricity Corporation of Ecuador added that the demonstrators are holding the operators of the substation and demanded that it be disconnected. According to the statement, this substation operates 500,000 volts of energy and carries electrical energy from the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant to the Chorrillos substation in Guayaquil. So far, the authorities have not reported injuries or deaths or damage to the power substation. 34 mins ago Guillermo Lasso tests positive for coronavirus The Ecuadorian presidency reported this Thursday through a statement that President Guillermo Lasso tested positive for covid-19. The statement added that Lasso is vaccinated and has no symptoms and is in the presidential palace working, following medical protocols. The government of Guillermo Lasso has been facing a fierce protest for 11 days, and the president has accused the protesters of trying to overthrow him by rejecting the call for dialogue. 18 mins ago Who finances the strike? This is what the deputy coordinator of Pachakutik says The demonstrations continue in Ecuador and have forced the suspension of face-to-face classes as well as commercial and productive activities in several cities. There are hundreds of indigenous people who mobilize, protest and close roads, but who is financing the strike? Cecilia Velasque, deputy coordinator of the Pachakutik Movement, responds in Conclusions. Who finances unemployment in Ecuador? 1:25
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