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The Lasso administration's proposal was described as "insufficient and insensitive" since it does not correspond to the situation of poverty in which millions of Ecuadorians live.

Currently, the island is facing a power crisis due to a fall in generation, which has led to the implementation of an energy-saving program in the state sector.

Once the debate is concluded, legislators will have 72 hours to vote whether or not to proceed with the measure against President Guillermo Lasso.

Some of the reasons for Lasso's impeachment include his negligence in attending to the social demands of the indigenous people, as well as the acts of repression against the demonstrators which have resulted in five deaths, 166 wounded, five disappeared and 108 arbitrarily detained.

The president of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationals of Ecuador (CONAIE), Leonidas Iza said: "We are not going anywhere. We are here."

China was the main destination for exports from the countries of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) in 2021, says a report.

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