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Andean Group - February 2021

Introduction
A leading global trend of 2020 was the emergence of police violence as a matter of mainstream political debate...
Region
One of the most prominent global trends of 2020 was the emergence of police violence as a matter of mainstream political debate...
Colombia
Colombia’s transitional justice system (JEP) caused a stir on 26 January when its human rights risk monitoring division warned that 2021 looked set to be “the most violent year since the signing of the peace agreement”...
Bolivia
Gonzalo Rodríguez, Bolivia’s deputy minister for the fight against smuggling, announced in January that an investigation had been launched into allegations of extortion made against members of the country’s armed forces, who in 2020 reportedly demanded bribes from smugglers, and in return allowed them to bring contraband into the country...
Ecuador
Ecuador’s mining sector grew substantially in 2020, albeit from a low base, as large-scale mining production accelerated rapidly after being launched in late 2019...
Venezuela
In his annual address on 12 January, Venezuela’s de facto president, Nicolás Maduro, announced his intention for the country to move to a 100% digital economy in 2021, in an effort to tackle the problem of hyperinflation, which has plagued the country for years...
Peru
It was announced in January that the new Duna and Huambos wind farms – both located in the province of Chota, Cajamarca region – had been connected to Peru’s national electricity grid...
Economic Highlights
BOLIVIA | Biodiesel plant...

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