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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 13 June 2019

From LatinNews Daily
On 12 June, Venezuela’s political opposition denounced that the supreme court (TSJ) had issued new orders calling for the congressional immunity of opposition deputies José Guerra and Tomás Guanipa to be lifted so that they can be prosecuted for their suspected involvement in the efforts to oust the de facto president, Nicolás Maduro...
* Ecuador’s energy & natural resources minister, Carlos Pérez, and Jason Ward, the executive president of SolGold, an Australian mining company, have announced the results of the Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) of the 'Cascabel' second-generation mining project in Imbabura province which showed that the 'Alpala' deposit on the Cascabel site would become the world’s largest underground mine of silver, the third biggest underground gold mine, and sixth biggest copper mine...
From Latin American Security & Strategic Review
The Peruvian government has launched a second phase of its ‘Operación Mercurio 2019’ aimed at bolstering the fight against illegal mining in the Amazonian region of Madre de Dios...
Ahead of the October general election, the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) government led by President Evo Morales is seeking to downplay a major corruption scandal in the police, which links some of the force’s highest-ranking members in Santa Cruz to narcotrafficker Pedro Montenegro Paz...

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