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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 07 June 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 6 June, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said that the countries that have recognised Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president and no longer recognise Nicolás Maduro as the legitimate president are “crazy” and are not helping to resolve Venezuela’s political crisis...
* Peru’s energy & mining ministry (MEM) has released new figures which show that mining investments totalled US$430m in April 2019, up 17.2% year-on-year...
From Latin American Weekly Report
A major political confrontation between President Martín Vizcarra and the opposition-dominated congress has ended with victory for the former...
Venezuela’s de facto president, Nicolás Maduro, announced on 4 June that he was initiating a “permanent session” of the country’s defence and security council, a measure he claimed was necessary to unify his government’s “economic political and military control’, counter US coup-plotting, and prioritise a dialogue process with the political opposition conducted in the Norwegian capital Oslo...
Tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans were glued to their screens on 2 June, or gathered in squares, parks, and stadiums around the country in front of giant screens, to witness the victory of Richard Carapaz in the Giro d’Italia, one of the three grand tours in cycling...

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