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Andean Group - August 2020

Introduction
By April 2021, four elections are scheduled to have taken place in the Andean region – general elections in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, and a legislative election in Venezuela...
Region
By April 2021, four elections are scheduled to have taken place in the Andean region – general elections in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, and a legislative election in Venezuela...
Remittances – money sent home by people living overseas to family and friends – traditionally provide something of a cushion in times of economic crisis for developing countries...
Bolivia
Following a series of violent attacks against protesters in the K’ara K’ara area of the city of Cochabamba, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a warning on 3 July regarding the role of “private actors” in these attacks, “with the alleged acquiescence of some authorities”...
Colombia
The news that seven Colombian soldiers had pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl from the indigenous Emberá tribe prompted widespread public outrage, and led to a barrage of similar cases from across the country making national headlines in June and July...
Venezuela
The national survey of living conditions (Encovi) published in July by the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas featured the claim that Venezuela has overtaken Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere...
Ecuador
Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno announced on 3 August the finalisation of a deal with bondholders to restructure some US$17.4bn in sovereign debt...
Highlights
PERU | Emergency spending...

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