A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of cryptoassets on remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean
On November 19, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, hosted the event, “Attacks on Press Freedom in Nicaragua.” The conversation centered around the Nicaraguan government’s persistent attempts to stifle freedom of expression since anti-government protests broke out in April 2018.
The September 2019 Newsletter of the Remittance Industry Observatory looks at Nigeria, a country with a complex history of migration and some of the largest remittance flows in Africa and presents a summary of a recent Congressional Hearing on Facebook’s proposed mobile wallet, Calibra.
This event was held as a part of the Dialogue’s work on the political crisis in Nicaragua, focused on reestablishing democracy and protecting human rights in the nation.
Each year, the Inter-American Dialogue analyzes remittances to the region, identifying areas of growth and new trends that are impacting how people send and receive money. Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean reached $85 billion in 2018, an important financial flow and a critical source of support for many households in the region.
Las remesas son parte esencial del fenómeno migratorio y hay quienes cuestionan si estas son un incentivo para que los centroamericanos decidan migrar. Al respecto, Laura Porras, Asociada del Programa de Migración, Desarrollo y Remesas, explicó para CNN las causas de la migración centroamericana hacia Estados Unidos y el papel que juegan las remesas en este fenómeno mientras la caravana de migrantes se va acercando a Estados Unidos.
Este jueves concluyó el plazo dado por el juez federal Dana Sabraw para reunir a las familias separadas entre el 5 de mayo y el 9 de junio de 2018, tras cruzar la frontera sur de Estados Unidos. La política de “cero tolerancia” de Trump llevó a la separación de 2.342 pequeños de sus padres. Laura Porras comenta sobre los resultados de esta política y la situación actual.
Internet-based products have grown substantially in recent years, and constitute an important source of innovation for the remittance industry. Although these products present important opportunities for businesses and consumers, the low rate of penetration merits further discussion and analysis. The article concludes that perhaps the issue is still more structural, that the ecosystem of payment services is performing unevenly, partly due to poor financial access among clients and merchants.
In its fourth edition, the Remittances Scorecard ranks 30 companies working in 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries. It evaluates them across 12 indicators to assess their performance and competition in the money transfer industry.
Newsletter for the Remittance Industry Observatory.
The Costs of Sending Money to Latin America and the Caribbean
The Continued Growth of Family Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015
It has become increasingly difficult for remittance companies to access banking services. This memo analyzes current trends in bank account closures and discusses their implications for family remittances.
The following is a sample of RIO’s bi-monthly data release related to money services businesses (MSBs) and the Honduran remittance market.
The following is a sample of RIO’s monthly newsletter related to net migration flows from Mexico and Central America to the US.