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Andean Group - November 2019

Introduction

Coverage of the political conflict in Venezuela over the past few years has frequently referenced shortages and sky-high prices of essential medications, with humanitarian efforts focusing on opening up channels to supply Venezuelans with what they need. Yet this state of crisis is replicated to varying degrees across Latin America, not least the rest of the Andean Region, with both individuals and governments far outspending their counterparts in Europe and even the US when it comes to prescription medication. In this November edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group, we look at why countries not currently undergoing massive political and economic upheaval still struggle in this area.

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