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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 17 May 2019

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On 16 May Colombia’s President Iván Duque revealed that he had accepted the resignation of his justice minister, Gloria María Borrero...
* A Bolivian private sector lobby group IBCE has released new figures which show that Bolivia’s exports of gas & hydrocarbons contracted by 10% in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the same period in 2018, totalling US$669m...
From Latin American Weekly Report
In a day high on drama Colombia’s transitional justice system (JEP) ordered the immediate release on 15 May of Seuxis Paucias Hernández Solarte (‘Jesús Santrich’), a senior former member of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) and peace negotiator, who had been arrested just over a year ago accused of involvement in drug trafficking...
Venezuela’s political instability and unpredictability was encapsulated in a rapid series of developments in the space of five days this week...
Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno has made a concerted effort to deepen diplomatic relations with a comparatively new ally and an old ally in recent weeks...
“If you want to talk about transparency first you have to be transparent.” This was a retort made by President Evo Morales to his main rival in October’s presidential election, former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) who is running for Comunidad Ciudadana (CC)...
Small-scale agricultural producers staged a 24-hour national strike in Peru this week demanding more government assistance for the sector...
ECUADOR | Cacao boom on the horizon...

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