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Ecuador declares local emergency after protests

Ecuador declared a state of emergency in the Amazon province of Napo on Tuesday after soldiers fired on protesters occupying an oil pumping station and shut down one of the country’s main private pipelines. The state of emergency prohibits protests and marches in the province. Leaders of the protest and a doctor at a local hospital said at least three people were wounded in the shooting. About 600 people were still occupying the Sardina pumping station in Napo, about 55 miles east of Quito. Full Story

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