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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 1 May 2019

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On 30 April, Venezuela’s de facto president, Nicolás Maduro, gave a nationally televised address in which he insisted that he retains the “absolute loyalty” of the country's military commanders and that his government had defeated an attempted coup d’état promoted by the political opposition...
* Esteban Bertralli Bustamante, the president of the directorate of Peru's state-owned oil company Petroperú, has said that the company should participate in the next tender of oil concessions as an associate operator...
On 30 April, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro held an emergency meeting with cabinet ministers to discuss the miltiary uprising that began that same day in Venezuela. ..
From Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group
An informal workforce has long undermined Peru’s capacity to develop as an economy and a society...
An informal workforce has long undermined Peru’s capacity to develop as an economy and a society...
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...
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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