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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...
Region
Coverage of the political conflict in Venezuela over the past few years has frequently referenced shortages and sky-high prices of essential medications in that country, with humanitarian efforts focusing on opening up channels to supply Venezuelans with what they need...
Countries around the world struggle to maintain a healthy labour market that matches workers with high-quality jobs...
Venezuela
A range of indicators show that overall levels of violence may be falling in Venezuela, but there are reservations about the reliability of the numbers...
Colombia
There are reasons to believe that child prostitution is growing in Colombia...
Bolivia
Although a great deal of focus in recent months has been on Brazil and the forest fires raging in its Amazonian territory, its neighbour Bolivia has had its own share of problems, particularly in the Chiquitania area of the Santa Cruz department, where the arid lowlands of the Chaco region meet the Amazon rainforest...
Bolivia has made international headlines in recent weeks due to the political crisis which saw Evo Morales forced to resign the presidency on 10 November amid the disputed 20 October general election (see our sister publication Latin American Weekly Report for more discussion of this topic)...
Peru
Peruvian authorities have warned that despite their successful efforts to stem the spread of illegal coca plantations, the amount of cocaine being produced in Peru and the other Andean coca producing countries (Colombia and Bolivia) continues to rise...
Highlights
ECUADOR | Acceptance into AIIB...

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