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Andean Group - February 2019

Introduction
Last year the Peruvian government announced that it would be investing PEN18.5bn (US$5.5bn) in the Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro (otherwise known as Vraem, the valley of the rivers Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro) over a three-year period...
Peru
In November 2018 the Peruvian government announced that it would be investing PEN18.5bn (US$5.5bn) in the Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro (otherwise known as Vraem, the valley of the rivers Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro) over a period of three years...
Colombia
World coffee production is estimated to have reached 159.7 coffee bags (one bag = 60 kilos) for the 2017/2018 season, up 1.2% on 2016/2017...
Bolivia
The Bolivian judiciary has had few supporters in recent years, attracting concerns from critics of President Evo Morales’s government, both within Bolivia and internationally, while also failing to win the trust of President Morales himself, who has been speaking of the need for substantial reform for some time now...
Region
An extensive new report prepared by the Amazon Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), a consortium of civil society organizations from the Amazon countries, says illegal mining has reached “epidemic levels” in protected Amazon natural reserves and indigenous territories, with dire consequences in terms of pollution, social upheaval and conflict...
Highlights
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