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Strikes and lockouts -- Ecuador


View Resource Strikes and a State of Emergency in Ecuador

This week's In the News looks at government response to nationwide strikes in Ecuador. Ecuadoran President Jamil Mahuad declared a 60-day state of emergency on March 9, 1999 due to work stoppages fueled by economic crisis. According to Minister of the Interior Vladimiro Alvarez, calls for strikes among Ecuador's unions have a "serious destablilizing effect" in a nation struggling with currency...