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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 01 March 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 28 February President Martín Vizcarra announced that he was cutting short an official visit to Spain and Portugal in order to return to Peru in the wake of fierce criticism from the political opposition over his absence at a time of serious flooding and mudslides at home...
* Colombia’s national statistics agency (Dane) has released new figures which show that the country’s GDP grew by 2.7% in 2018 compared with 2017, while 2018 fourth quarter growth was 2.8% compared with the same period in 2017...
From Latin American Weekly Report
The entry of humanitarian aid into Venezuela did not provide the tipping point the opposition had counted on to expedite a democratic transition process...
Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno announced last week the creation of an international anti-corruption commission to fulfil one of the electoral-campaign promises he made in 2017 to improve the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of corruption...
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has promulgated a law establishing a unified healthcare system (SUS)...
The Colombian government led by President Iván Duque has presented its proposed national development plan (PND) 2018-2022 to congress for debate...

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