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Thousands of indigenous people flood Quito

Quito / Thousands of indigenous people continue flooding the streets of Quito in marches from different directions in a prelude to the large concentration scheduled on Wednesday to protest against the cost cutting measures by the President Lenin Moreno.

The protesters have marched walking through the streets of the city with flags of Ecuador, on the road to a historic centre which in recent days has been transformed into a battlefield.

There, they have again burned tree trunks and tires in rejection of the labour reforms and cost cutting measures undertaken by Moreno to meet the demands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Many of them were masked and with spiked sticks, protesters have shouted slogans against political leaders, the IMF, and security forces, who asked to resign for what they considered the excesses of their men in recent days.

Since last week, Ecuador is experiencing a wave of unprecedented protests in recent years, originated in a series of measures adopted by Moreno that include the cancellation of the gasoline subsidy.

Before the massive arrival of protesters, Moreno moved his government headquarters to Guayaquil on Monday, where throughout the day he has held a meeting with all the powers of the State to analyse the situation.

(October 9, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)
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de lo que ha pedido el FMI al presidente de Ecuador.
B
de los indígenas que están llegando a la capital de Ecuador.
C
detalladamente de unas medidas que ha adoptado el presidente de Ecuador.
Question 2
En el texto se dice que... (It's said in the text that...)
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esos indígenas protestan por unas medidas que ha adoptado Lenín Moreno.
B
apenas han llegado unos pocos cientos de indígenas a Quito para protestar contra esas medidas.
C
ninguno de esos indígenas está en contra de las medidas adoptadas por el Gobierno.
Question 3
Según el texto... (According to the text...)
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no se ha producido ningún tipo de enfrentamiento en Quito.
B
el FMI no ha pedido al Gobierno de Moreno hacer recortes.
C
los manifestantes no están a favor de unas reformas laborales adoptadas por el Gobierno.
Question 4
En el texto se dice que... (The text says that...)
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todavía el Gobierno de Moreno no se ha reunido para analizar lo que está ocurriendo.
B
el Gobierno ha eliminado las ayudas al consumo de gasolina.
C
no quieren que Moreno deje el cargo.
Question 5
En el vídeo se dice que... (It's said in the video that...)
A
esos indígenas no van a participar en una gran manifestación contra el Gobierno.
B
los manifestantes solo protestan por el precio del petróleo.
C
el presidente de Ecuador se ha mostrado dispuesto a dialogar.
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En el texto, cuando se dice 'siguen inundando las calles' se quiere decir que... (In the text, when it's said 'siguen inundando las calles', it refers to...)  
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ya no hay muchas personas en las calles.
B
las calles siguen llenándose de gente.
C
no se puede caminar por las calles porque hay mucha agua.
Question 2
'Preludio' es... ('Preludio' is...)  
A
la cancelación de algo.
B
el final de algo.
C
el comienzo de algo o aquello que tiene lugar antes que otra cosa.
Question 3
La locución 'a pie' significa... (The expression 'a pie' means...)  
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estar levantado.
B
a toda velocidad.
C
andando o caminando.
Question 4
Si van 'enmascarados'... (If they are 'enmascarados'...)  
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tienen la cara cubierta.
B
se les ve el rostro.
C
no tienen una máscara.
Question 5
'Dimitir' es... ('Dimitir' is...)  
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apoyar a alguien.
B
permanecer en el poder.
C
dejar el cargo que ocupa.
Question 6
El artículo determinado para 'día' es: (The definite article for 'día' is:)
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la
B
el
C
lo
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