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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 22 March 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 21 March, international organisations including the United Nations (UN) expressed concern over the arrest in Venezuela of Roberto Marrero, chief of staff of Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó, and called on the de facto government led by Nicolás Maduro to ensure that Marrero’s rights are respected...
* Colombia’s national federation of coffee growers (FNC) has welcomed the government’s decision to invest Col$155bn (US$50m) to stimulate the country’s coffee sector...
On 21 March, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera met his Colombian peer Iván Duque in Chile...
From Latin American Weekly Report
Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno completed a profound foreign policy transformation last week by formally suspending his country’s membership of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and seeking to recover the US$43.5m headquarters of the integration movement located in Ciudad Mitad del Mundo, north of Quito...
The long-running investigations into official corruption centred around the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht are still causing political division and tensions in Peru...
The disruptive and violent protests being staged by indigenous groups in Colombia’s south-western departments of Cauca and Huila are emerging as a significant political test for the government led by President Iván Duque...
VENEZUELA | Guaidó’s IDB delegate approved...
Juan Guaidó has begun a tour of Venezuela’s 23 states in a bid to build momentum behind his claim to the presidency and sweep Nicolás Maduro from office...

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