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Andean Group - April 2020

Introduction
As governments across the Andean region have increasingly demonstrated a willingness to scapegoat Venezuelan migrants for problems of crime and insecurity, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic threatens to add to this rising tide of xenophobia...
Region
As governments across the Andean region have increasingly demonstrated a willingness to scapegoat Venezuelan migrants for problems of crime and insecurity, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic threatens to add to this rising tide of xenophobia...
Colombia
Human rights organisations, both within Colombia and internationally, have voiced concerns about the escalating risks faced by social leaders in the country...
Peru
A long-running ‘mega-operation’, backed by a team of 47 prosecutors and over 1,200 police officers, culminated in February with 18 arrests in Peru’s north-western region of La Libertad...
Bolivia
The great symbolic gesture of the start of the administration of former president Evo Morales (2006-2019) back in 2006 was the 1 May nationalisation of Bolivia’s oil and gas reserves, which had been sold into private ownership in 1996...
Ecuador
In February, US President Donald Trump said that the US will enter into trade agreement negotiations with Ecuador, during a joint press conference in Washington DC with his Ecuadorean counterpart, President Lenín Moreno...
Venezuela
Following six consecutive years of GDP contraction (2014-2019), in the midst of a pandemic, and with the price of oil hitting its lowest mark in the last 30 years, Venezuela is in urgent need of cash...
Highlights
PERU | Economic stimulus...

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