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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 11 January 2019

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Development: On 10 January, the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) issued a resolution stating that it does not recognise Nicolás Maduro as the legitimate president of Venezuela...
* Colombia’s tax authority (Dian) has released new figures which show that the Colombian government had raised Col$144.4trn in taxes (about US$46bn) in 2018 – a 6% increase from the figure received in 2017...
From Latin American Weekly Report
“I will be sworn-in on 10 January come hell or high water.” This was the response issued by Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro to a declaration issued by the Lima Group of Western Hemisphere countries that it will no longer recognise him as the country’s legitimate president should he be sworn-in for another presidential term...
Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra has got the better of the main opposition Fuerza Popular (FP, Fujimoristas) in a series of skirmishes in recent months but he has now won a potentially decisive battle: the attorney general, Pedro Chávarry, in theory non-partisan but in practice locked in a potent partnership with FP, has resigned...
President Iván Duque promulgated a key tax reform on 28 December known as the ‘Ley de Financiamiento’...

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