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Senders of remittances are increasingly using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. However, money transfers using cryptocurrencies remain a small part of the market. // File Photo: André François McKenzie via Unsplash.

Will Cryptoassets Disrupt Remittances in Latin America?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of cryptoassets on remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura, Laura Porras, James Bosworth, Kai Schmitz

Financial Advisor ˙

Will War in Ukraine Weaken Economies in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of the war in Ukraine on the economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Eric Parrado Herrera, Bill Maloney, Ernesto Revilla, Aida Caldera Sanchez, Adriana Arreaza Coll

Latin America Advisor ˙

Venezuela’s rate of inflation has fallen, and some analysts are expecting double-digit growth in the country’s economy this year. Venezuela’s central bank is pictured. // File Photo: Venezuelan Government.

Has Venezuela’s Economy Started to Turn a Corner?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the 2022 outlook for the state of the Venezuelan economy.

Jonathan Coles, Ruth Krivoy, Ricardo Hausmann, Asdrúbal Oliveros, Gustavo Roosen

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Argentina’s Ruling Coalition Hopes to Avoid ‘Death by IMF’

In most of the world, the International Monetary Fund is just a multilateral financial institution. In Argentina, in contrast, the fund is a fundamental and highly controversial part of economic and political life. As if to highlight that, the country’s ruling Peronist coalition is currently unraveling from internal divisions following a recent agreement between the government and the IMF, approved only weeks ago.

Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Picture of author, Manuel Orozco

La desestabilización política en Centroamérica

Varios países en Centroamérica están demostrando preocupantes señales de desestabilización política y la comunidad internacional tiene varias herramientas legales que puede usar para reforzar el proceso democrático.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere – Towards the Summit of the Americas

On March 31, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public event to present its biennial Sol M. Linowitz policy report titled: “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere: Towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas”. During the event, panelists discussed the main findings and recommendations of the report and analyzed the current state of regional and hemispheric cooperation.

Andrea Colombo

Event Summaries ˙

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The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere

Across the Americas, political leadership committed to greater collaboration to tackle health, social, economic, and political challenges has been sorely lacking. The Dialogue is pleased to present the 2022 Linowitz report “The Case for Renewed Cooperation in a Troubled Hemisphere,” which provides an analysis of the interrelated challenges facing the Western Hemisphere today and policy proposals to enhance collaboration across the hemisphere, all with an eye towards the Ninth Summit of the Americas.

Members of the Inter-American Dialogue

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report

The director of the Pan American Health Organization has said governments in Latin America should raise public spending on health to at least 6 percent of GDP. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

How Much Can Governments Raise Health Spending?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on government health spending in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Antonio Vergara, Arachu Castro, María del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal, Jarbas Barbosa, Ricardo Izurieta

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Family Remittances in 2021: Is Double-Digit Growth the New Normal?

This report provides a review of the trends that led to growth in family remittances in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021. It points to a combination of factors that include increased migration, migrants prolonging their stay in the United States, use of digital transfers among others. It also introduces projections based on future migration and remittance sender changes in 2022. 

Manuel Orozco, Matthew Martin

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report

Michael Shifter en DW Video

Shifter: “Hay algunos países petroleros en América Latina que van a sacar beneficios de la prohibición de la compra de petróleo ruso y de las sanciones impuestas”

El 18 de marzo 2022, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, dialogó con Deutsche Welle sobre los impactos de la invasión Rusa de Ucrania en la región Latinoamericana. Al centro de la discusión estuvieron los efectos sobre las cadenas de suministro globales de commodities, la inflación que ha generado el conflicto y las demandas sociales.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ Deutsche Welle

Brazil is seeking new supplies of fertilizer to replace the potential loss of supplies from Russia. A sugar cane field in Brazil is pictured. // File Photo: Brazilian Government.

Will War in Europe Worsen Hunger in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the effects of the Ukrainian invasion on hunger in Latin America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Diana Chávez, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Lidia Fromm Cea, Shunko Rojas

Latin America Advisor ˙

Tech companies in the United States are increasingly looking to Latin America and the Caribbean to fill positions. // File Photo: NegativeSpace.

Can Latin America Meet the Demand for Tech Talent?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the growth of technology skills and businesses in the region.

Sarah Stanton, Craig Dempsey, Silvina Moschini

Latin America Advisor ˙