• This is an anxious, unsettled moment for Cuba. Its economy is faltering badly and could face a prolonged crisis. The nation’s leadership is on the verge of a critical turning point following the recent death of Fidel Castro and the likely retirement early next year of Raul Castro—who together have ruled the island with an iron hand for nearly 60 years.

    Jan 5 2017
  • US-Cuba relations have grown boring. That’s about to change.

    Dec 20 2016 Voces
  • The widespread outbreak of activism against gender-based violence in Latin America has captured the media and world’s attention.

    Dec 9 2016 Voces
  • Corruption scandals in Latin America, it seems, are endemic and getting worse.

    Dec 9 2016
  • Mexico held a highly successful auction for oil and gas contracts in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico on December 5, giving a boost to its plans to lift production and investment in the country’s failing oil sector.

    Dec 6 2016 Voces
  • The unraveling of Obama’s Cuba policy would have minimal, or even slightly negative, consequences for Chinese companies.

    Dec 5 2016
  • CIEPLAN, one of Chile’s (and Latin America’s) leading think tanks, celebrated its 40th anniversary on November 7th in Santiago.

    Nov 30 2016 Voces
  • Guatemala’s economic growth and development has historically been affected by high rates of inequality, as well as by a poorly performing economic model that is based on agricultural exports.

    Nov 17 2016
  • Implementado gracias al apoyo de la Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional de Estados Unidos (USAID),[1] Oportunidades para Mi Comunidad es…

    Nov 17 2016
  • In the last ten years, education in Ecuador has shown significant progress, notably in investment and coverage. However, the next decade comes with new challenges.

    Nov 16 2016 PREAL Blog
  • Opportunities for My Community is a three-year development project that aims to bring together migrants, remittances and savings to promote…

    Nov 15 2016
  • The liberal values of free trade and multiculturalism might be in retreat in the United States after the election of Donald Trump, but they are alive and well in Canada.

    Nov 11 2016 Voces
  • This article analyses financial access in El Salvador, delving into its characteristics and determinants. The article also presents the impact of a financial inclusion strategy to increase savings formalization rates among the population.

    Nov 3 2016
  • It is often mentioned that remittances “are primarily spent on consumption, housing and land, and are not utilized for productive investment that would contribute to long-run development.”[2] Statements such as these typically reflect value judgments rather than informed opinions based on empirical evidence.

    Nov 3 2016
  • The Venezuelan opposition took the streets to demand a recall referendum, and largely rejected the surprise announcement of a Vatican-backed dialogue.

    Oct 27 2016 Voces