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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 10 May 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 9 May, Mexico’s foreign ministry (SRE) expressed concern about the detention the previous day of Edgar Zambrano, the vice president of Venezuela’s national assembly (AN)...
* On 8 May, the General Council of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) accepted Ecuador's request for the withdrawal of Brazil’s blockade of Ecuadorean banana exports...
From Latin American Weekly Report
It took just nine days from Juan Guaidó’s failed uprising on 30 April for the pliant attorney general’s office, supreme court (TSJ), and national constituent assembly (ANC), to file and rubberstamp charges of treason and other high crimes against senior deputies in the opposition-controlled national assembly, including the body’s vice-president, Edgar Zambrano, who was arrested on 8 May, and strip them of immunity from prosecution...
The government led by President Iván Duque was forced on the defensive this week over its record in providing protection for civil and human rights activists after one of Colombia’s most prominent social leaders narrowly survived an attack by armed assailants...
PERU | Increase in pensions approved...

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