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Andean Group - February 2020

Introduction

In this February edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group, we begin with Colombia, where violence has surged to the highest levels since the country’s 2016 peace agreement. President Iván Duque’s government has been unequivocal in attributing responsibility to the remnants of the country’s guerrilla forces, but relatively silent on the enduring role of paramilitary groups, estimated by Colombia’s National Centre for Historical Memory in 2013 to have been responsible for 59% of all massacres in the country’s 50-year conflict.

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