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Andean Group - April 2019

Introduction
An informal workforce has long undermined Peru’s capacity to develop as an economy and a society...
Peru
An informal workforce has long undermined Peru’s capacity to develop as an economy and a society...
Colombia
On 6 April, the Colombian government led by President Iván Duque reached an agreement with indigenous groups in the southwestern Pacific department of Cauca, after a four-week-long blockade of the Pan-American highway...
A series of recent events have once again cast doubt on the effectiveness of the Colombian peace agreement signed in 2016 by the previous administration led by President Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) and the now formally demobilised Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrillas...
Ecuador
As widely expected, Ecuador in late February signed a financing agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), plus other multilateral lenders, for a total amount of US$10bn. Much as happened in Argentina, the gradualist approach to fiscal adjustment didn’t work, and President Lenín Moreno – like President Mauricio Macri – ran out of options...
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