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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 14 February 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 13 February, opposition figures like Bolivia’s former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005), a presidential candidate ahead of the October vote, along with civil-society groups, presented complaints before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against President Evo Morales’ re-election bid...
* Peru’s energy & mining ministry (MEM) has released a statement which reveals that revenue from mining exploitation concessions (which include royalties) to regional governments reached a total of PEN4.8bn (US$1.44bn) in 2018 – up 47% year-on-year...
From Latin American Security & Strategic Review
That the risk of military conflict between the US and Venezuela is no longer considered unrealistic is a measure of the depth of the crisis now afflicting the Andean country...
The economic and political crisis in Venezuela has pushed 3m Venezuelans to leave the country...
The murder of a pregnant Ecuadorean woman by her Venezuelan migrant boyfriend sparked a series of violent attacks against Venezuelan migrants in northern Ecuador...
Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis has led to a re-emergence of previously eradicated or controlled infectious diseases...

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