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Andean Group - July 2020

Introduction
Following the 2016 peace agreement in Colombia, military coca eradication missions were meant to be swapped for development aid and crop substitution programmes...
Colombia
The arrival of 45 US soldiers in Colombia in early June – the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB), tasked with supporting the country’s military in its fight against drug trafficking - was not without precedent...
Venezuela
The pandemic co-operation agreement signed on 1 June between representatives of Nicolás Maduro’s government and Juan Guaidó’s opposition was hailed in some quarters as a breakthrough in the path towards a peaceful solution to Venezuela’s long-running political crisis...
Bolivia
Almost a year on from the elections of October 2019, annulled over allegations of electoral fraud, Bolivia may finally get another chance to go to the polls on 6 September...
Region
Restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic may have slowed mining activity in the Andean region, but even these scaled-back operations have faced continued criticism for overlooking concerns about the health of workers, and for using the pandemic to push for a loosening of environmental controls.  ..
Peru
The dramatic and devastating impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on the global economy is already incontrovertible...
Ecuador
The need to reform Ecuador’s pension system, managed by the country’s social security institute (IESS), has become increasingly urgent in the face of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
Highlights
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