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Andean Group - November 2021

We begin this November issue of the Latin American Regional Report: Andean Group in Peru, where President Pedro Castillo’s first 10 weeks in office were almost completely overshadowed by a series of scandals in which key figures in his cabinet were alleged to support, or to have been members of, the Maoist guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso (SL).

Andean Group - October 2021

The disputed events surrounding the ousting of former president Evo Morales (2006-2009) and the ascension of his successor, Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020), is the wound that refuses to heal in Bolivian politics.

Andean Group - September 2021

Peru’s new President Pedro Castillo sent jitters across financial markets by naming radical figures from the far-left Perú Libre party in his cabinet on 29 July.

Andean Group - August 2021

The government of Colombia has formally presented a revised version of its tax reform bill to congress, three months after the first iteration sparked widespread protests.

Andean Group - July 2021

The western Venezuelan state of Apure has been embroiled in conflict since late March, when clashes erupted between the dissident 10th Front of the disbanded Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group and the Venezuelan military.

Andean Group - June 2021

Ecuador’s new President Guillermo Lasso arrived in office with a security plan that emphasises crime prevention rather than tougher policing.

Andean Group - May 2021

The relationship between South American and Mexican drug trafficking organisations (DTOs) has been transformed in recent years, according to the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)’s annual report.

Andean Group - April 2021

The Venezuelan government led by Nicolás Maduro has found international allies hard to come by in recent years.

Andean Group - March 2021

The route south through Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru had long been a relatively safe corridor for Venezuelans escaping the country’s long-running humanitarian crisis.

Andean Group - February 2021

A leading global trend of 2020 was the emergence of police violence as a matter of mainstream political debate.

Andean Group - January 2021

We begin this January edition of Latin American Regional Report: Andean Region in Venezuela, where the death of 33 people in a shipwreck has drawn international attention to the dangers faced by migrants seeking to flee the country by making the dangerous 50-mile crossing to Trinidad and Tobago.