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Weekly Report - 14 March 2019 (WR-19-10)

Leader
Colombia’s peace accord faces the most serious threat to its survival since being signed in 2016...
Andean
There have been many different kinds of coup attempts denounced by Nicolás Maduro since he was sworn in as Venezuela’s president in April 2013...
Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra conducted an extensive cabinet reshuffle on 11 March...
Brazil & Southern Cone
Brazil’s northern border state of Roraima, one of the country’s poorest, has endured much of the economic and social impact of the Venezuelan exodus to Brazil...
Venezuela’s multi-layered crisis is fuelling tensions between the government led by President Sebastián Piñera and the left-wing opposition over Chile’s traditionally apolitical foreign policy...
The 10 March gubernatorial election in Argentina’s Neuquén province, the opening contest of this general election year, produced a re-election victory for the incumbent governor, Omar Gutiérrez...
PARAGUAY | IMF revision...
Mexico
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador gave a positive appraisal of his government’s record over its first 100 days in office on 11 March...
Caribbean & Central America
Days after the relaunch of dialogue between the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) government led by President Daniel Ortega and the Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y la Democracia (ACJD) [WR-19-09], the opposition pulled out...
With electoral campaigning for the June general election due to kick off officially on 18 March, three women are leading the presidential race according to the first electoral survey released last week by CID-Gallup Latinoamérica...
Postscript
On 14 March 2018, leftist Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco was shot dead, along with her driver Anderson Gomes, in what has been treated as a politically-motivated assassination...
“We want a peace that genuinely guarantees truth, justice, reparation, and non-repetition.”..

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