RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno declared yesterday, October 3rd, a state of exception in the country, in response to the strike declared by the Transport Union in protest against the increase in fuel prices and the package of economic measures that the government has implemented under the agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

"To ensure the safety of citizens and prevent chaos, I have established a state of exception at the national level," Moreno said in a statement to the press at the Carondelet Palace, the seat of the Ecuadorian executive.

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