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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...
Colombia
As violence in Colombia 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...
Peru
Peru’s struggle against drug trafficking organisations (DTOs) has been the bane of successive governments, and new defence minister Walter Martos’ pledge to intensify the fight against the DTOs in 2020 seemed, in many ways, like a continuation of this status quo...
Bolivia
According to a report published by the World Bank on 8 January 2020, although economic growth in Bolivia slowed dramatically in late 2019 amid social unrest following the October general election and subsequent resignation of former president Evo Morales (2006-2019) in November, the outlook for 2020 is tentatively positive...
Ecuador
On 1 January Ecuador’s ‘tax simplicity and progressivity law’ came into effect following its final approval by the national assembly on 30 December 2019...
Venezuela
The 2019 Global Competitiveness Index, released by the World Economic Forum on 8 October 2019, ranked Venezuela 133rd out of 141 countries, making it the second worst performing economy in the region, only followed by Haiti...
Highlights
PERU | Odebrecht lawsuit...

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