first_imgPresident LeninMoreno proposed direct talks with indigenous leaders who have mobilizedthousands of protesters to the streets in the South American country of 17million. At least fourprotesters died and hundreds were wounded and arrested.(Reuters) QUITO – Hopesfor a negotiated end to the worst unrest in Ecuador in at least a decade dimmedas clashes between police and anti-austerity protesters continued for a ninthday on Friday in the capital Quito.    But chieforganizer Jaime Vargas, the head of an umbrella organization for indigenousgroups across the country, rejected the proposal.center_img Indigenous people participate in a protest against Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno’s austerity measures in Quito, Ecuador on Oct. 11. Vargasreiterated protesters’ demands for Moreno to immediately repeal a law thatended a four-decade old fuel subsidy last week.last_img