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Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno recently cited technology companies in Colombia among the innovators during the Covid-19 pandemic. // File Photo: Inter-American Development Bank.

Can Innovation and Tech Help Colombia Cope and Recover?

How can innovation and technology be deployed in Colombia in education, health, financial services and other areas affected by the health and economic crises?

Maria Velez de Berliner, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Felipe Colmenares, Kathleen McInerney

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Time to Engage: Mobilizing the Private Sector for Health Emergencies Response and Recovery in the Americas

The Western Hemisphere has been deeply affected by the Covid-19 crisis, which has countless consequences, but also offers the opportunity to develop more robust health systems. Mobilizing resources on a larger scale than previously expected from public and private sources will foster long-term sustainability and resilience of health systems, especially in the face of a health crisis.

Ethan Knecht

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this month said the United States was withdrawing from the World Health Organization, whose headquarters in Geneva is pictured above. // File Photo: World Health Organization.

Is the United States Right to Withdraw From the WHO?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization.

Andrew Rudman, Katherine E. Bliss, Ross Marchand, Carlos Espinal

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022.

Mia Amor Mottley

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Why and How Latin America Should Think About the Future

Over the past decade, many Latin American governments have made significant strides in developing domestic policies that have succeeded in reducing poverty and strengthening democratic institutions. Yet the impact of profound transformations in the global economy, climate change, and new information and communication technologies makes it clear that the region’s future will be inextricably connected to developments taking place beyond the borders of individual nations.

Sergio Bitar

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Chile has recorded more than 20,000 cases, but only 270 deaths, one of the lowest rates in the world. // File Photo: Chilean Government.

Covid-19 in the Americas: A Case in Contrasts

Some governments in Latin America imposed early preventive measures and mobilized health systems to meet the threat of Covid-19. Meanwhile, others with populist national leaders have done very little to prepare for or otherwise mitigate the epidemic.

Julio Frenk, Felicia Marie Knaul, Michael Touchton

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Myers: “China tiene intereses en proyectos de infraestructura que tendrían una potencial aplicación estratégica”

Margaret Myers, directora del programa de Asia y América Latina del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con el program 8 En Punto del canal salvadoreño Teleprensa 33. En esta entrevista se habló acerca de las relaciones entre China y América Latina y la experiencia de países que han pactado acuerdos de cooperación con este país asiático.

Margaret Myers

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从2018年趋势看中资银行在拉美地区的关键角色

近期的进展显示,中国的政策性银行、商业银行以及其他金融平台仍将维持中国在拉美地区的角色,并将向更加广泛的项目类型拓宽。

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

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The coal-fired Bocamina plant in Chile, pictured above, is set to close completely by 2022, 18 years ahead of schedule. // File Photo: Chilean Government

Is Chile On Track to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050?

An Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the progress of Chile’s transition toward renewable energy.

Andrés Rebolledo, Ricardo Raineri, Rodrigo Andrade, Cecilia Aguillón, María Trinidad Castro

Energy Advisor ˙

Will U.S. Pledges to Central America Lower Emigration?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on private sector investment Central American economies.

Manuel Orozco, Jonathan Fantini-Porter, Alfonso José Quiñonez Lemus, Javier Bu, Michael Paarlberg, Darren Ware

Latin America Advisor ˙

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5G and the Evolution of Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

On November 14, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event, “5G and the Evolution of Smart Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” featuring panelists Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer of the International Finance Corporation; Luis Fiallo, Vice President of China Telecom Americas; Ed Roach, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Associate General Counsel, SBA Communications; and Rachel Samrén, EVP and Chief External Affairs Officer of Millicom. Ernesto Muyshondt, mayor of San Salvador, El Salvador, provided the keynote address while Margaret Myers, director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue moderated the panel discussion.

Julia Weil

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A student wearing a mask is reading in a classroom.

How Much Has the Pandemic Reversed Education Gains?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the challenges for education tin Latin America and the Caribbean following the coronavirus pandemic.

Nora Lustig, Sarah Stanton, Debra Gittler, Leonardo Garnier, Mary Guinn Delaney, Zoila Recinos

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Shifter: “We have seen the United States increasingly withdrawn from the region and a lot of attention being diverted elsewhere”

Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CGTN about the relations between China and Latin American countries. The conversation covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent bilateral meetings that Chinese President Xi Jinping held with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, as well as the stark contrast between Chinese and US influence in the Americas.

Michael Shifter

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