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Andean Group - December 2019

On 1 October Ecuador’s Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Resources announced that Ecuador would be withdrawing from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on 1 January 2020.

Andean Group - November 2019

Coverage of the political conflict in Venezuela over the past few years has frequently referenced shortages and sky-high prices of essential medications, with humanitarian efforts focusing on opening up channels to supply Venezuelans with what they need.

Andean Group - October 2019

In this October edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group we begin with Colombia where, since the approval of law 1787 in 2016 regulating the production of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes, the industry has had impressive growth.

Andean Group - September 2019

Colombia’s right-wing President Iván Duque and the ruling Centro Democrático (CD) marked one year in office on 7 August.

Andean Group - August 2019

In April 2018, shortly after assuming office, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra declared that he was ‘pro-development’ in relation to the mining sector, but only when new projects offered the opportunity to improve the quality of life of local residents and protected the environment.

Andean Group - July 2019

At the end of last year Ecuador’s national assembly approved a reform proposed by President Lenín Moreno the previous May, which amends the controversial communications law approved in 2013 (LOC).

Andean Group - June 2019

Construction on the Ituango dam on the Cauca river in Colombia’s Antioquia department began in 2011, almost 30 years after the initial feasibility study was completed in 1983.

Andean Group - May 2019

In this May edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group we begin by looking at Peru where last month the national statistics institute (INEI) triumphantly announced that poverty levels in the country fell over 2018 by 1.2 percentage points.

Andean Group - April 2019

An informal workforce has long undermined Peru’s capacity to develop as an economy and a society.

Andean Group - March 2019

Last month a spokesperson for Peru’s state-owned petroleum company Petroperú announced that an agreement had been reached with the indigenous Wampis community of Mayuriaga that would allow for repairs to be carried out on a pipeline in the Amazonian northeastern region of Loreto, Peru.

Andean Group - February 2019

Last year the Peruvian government announced that it would be investing PEN18.5bn (US$5.5bn) in the Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro (otherwise known as Vraem, the valley of the rivers Apurímac, Ene, and Mantaro) over a three-year period.

Andean Group - January 2019

Last month Peru held a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in which three of the four proposals were passed with ‘yes’ votes of upwards of 85%.