On March 30, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a public roundtable titled “Interpreting Increased Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean,” centered on the recent increases in the flow of remittances toward Latin America.
Brazil’s candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, won Sunday’s election in the first round of voting. What factors contributed to Goldfajn’s victory, and what attributes does he bring to the job? The Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor asked five experts for their views on the topic.
Despite much talk of enhanced Indian engagement with the region over the past decade, India-Latin America ties remain relatively limited.
On October 25, 2022, Think Tank Haiti (TTH) – a joint collaboration between Université Quisqueya and the Inter-American Dialogue – hosted a webinar titled “Haiti’s Frustration with International Aid.” During the event, prominent Haiti scholar and sociologist, Michèle Oriol, discussed her recent paper “International Aid or Foreign Policy? Lessons Learned since 1990” and her findings.
David Castrillón-Kerrigan, research professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia’s School of Finance, Government, and International Relations, spoke with us about prospects for future China-Colombia relations.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on ESG goals in Central America.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on how protests in Peru will affect mining investment from countries like China.
On July 13, 2022, Think Tank Haiti, a collaborative initiative between the Inter-American Dialogue and the Quisqueya University in Haiti hosted a webinar on the outcomes of international aid in Haiti. The panel featured a diverse group of experts, discussing why aid may have failed in Haiti as well as what Haiti and donor countries can do to mitigate future poor performance.
José Ángel Gurría, former secretary-general of the OECD, was chosen to be the next president of the Paris Peace Forum starting in March 2023.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on private sector investment Central American economies.
Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022.
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.
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.
Central America and the Caribbean are receiving more attention from Japan, whether at the policy level or among Japan’s private sector.
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.