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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 28 January 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 26 January, Venezuela’s military attaché at its embassy in Washington, Colonel José Luis Silva Silva, urged the Bolivarian armed forces (FANB) to recognise Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate president...
* Ecuador’s largest umbrella indigenous organisation, the Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie), has announced via twitter plans to stage “days of resistance against economic measures and the privatisation of the country’s strategic sectors”. The Conaie rejects economic measures announced late last year such as the elimination of the fuel subsidy, and it fears that the government led by President Lenín Moreno will privatise strategic sectors...
From Latin American Economy & Business
The end of the commodities boom in 2012-2013 triggered five years of slower growth in Latin America and prompted fears that poverty would once more increase...
The country is suffering the worst economic crisis in a generation...
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Central Bank data confirms that oil production remained lacklustre in late-2018...
According to hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez, Bolivia has discovered a “sea of gas” in the Subandino Sur, part of the Huamampampa Profundo formation that stretches across the departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, and Tarija...

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