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Remittances and Development in Honduras – Bridging Opportunities

On February 28, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “Remittances and Development in Honduras – Bridging Opportunities.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program analyzes migration patterns, characterizes remittance recipients, and reports on key financial inclusion metrics in the country. The report concludes with a pathway that outlines a strategy for leveraging remittances for development in the country.

Manuel Orozco

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Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities: Making Development Impacts through Remittances

On January 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities: Making Development Impacts through Remittances.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, Jaqueline Barrios, country coordinator for Guatemala, and Patrick Springer, program associate, reviews results and impacts of the program’s local development initiative in the Guatemalan municipalities of San Marcos, and Amatitlán.

Manuel Orozco, Jaqueline Barrios, Patrick Springer

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La agenda ambiental y climática en Colombia: autoridades locales hablan

Colombia ha sido ejemplar en la apuesta por una transformación económica verde. Para reconocer sus esfuerzos y escuchar más sobre los retos y logros de la agenda ambiental local en Colombia, el Diálogo Interamericano reunió a cinco figuras locales para discutir sus planes y ambiciones.  

Michael Kerns

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An Unprecedented Migration Crisis: Characterizing and Analyzing its Depth

This report offers a look at the current migration trends and points to large differences that characterize this situation as a crisis: the scale, composition, nature, and management of migration is outside conventional or historical patterns.

Manuel Orozco, Patrick Springer

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Panelists Discuss the Oil Peak, the IRA and CHIPS, and Decarbonization Strategies

The Seventh Annual Latin America Energy Conference convened experts to explore how tools like energy diplomacy, strategic investments, regulation, technology, and information could square these countries’ urgent need to decarbonize with their continued extraction of fossil fuel resources.

Michael Kerns

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El BCIE frente a la rendición de cuentas en Centroamérica

El nombramiento del nuevo presidente del Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE) es de vital importancia para la democracia y el desarrollo de la región. Quien sea electo y asuma el timón de esta entidad tiene que responder a la misión para la que fue creada, a los compromisos que ha adquirido y a la soberanía del pueblo centroamericano, no a los intereses de los líderes populistas de turno. De otra forma continuará la complicidad contra la democracia y la fidelidad de ser el Banco de los dictadores.

Manuel Orozco

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A Conversation with Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali

On September 13, 2023, President Irfaan Ali joined Inter-American Dialogue President & CEO Rebecca Bill Chavez for a conversation on sustainable management of oil & gas revenue and the future of US-Guyana ties.

Bernarda Jarrín

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Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities – Solid Waste in San Marcos, Guatemala

As part of the “environmental management” component of the Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities project, these slides present the results of a survey conducted in three municipalities in the department of San Marcos, Guatemala: San Marcos, San Antonio Sacatepéquez, and San Pedro Sacatepéquez.

Manuel Orozco

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Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities – Migration, Remittances, and Development: Trends and Recommendations

The following presentation, prepared by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances and Development program of the Inter-American Dialogue, is part of the Prosperity and Progress in Intermediate Cities project. The initiative seeks to encourage socioeconomic inclusion in the municipalities of the department of San Marcos, Guatemala and the municipality of Amatitlán, Guatemala.

Manuel Orozco

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Family Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean 2023

Today, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances, and Development Program releases the presentation “Family Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean 2023.” In the presentation, the program’s director, Manuel Orozco, analyzes the latest remittance data available for the region.

Manuel Orozco

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La inflación, el congelamiento del córdoba y las remesas

La decisión de eliminar el deslizamiento anual de uno por ciento o más de devaluación gradual del tipo de cambio es un control de precaución monetaria ante la creciente inflación asociada con un aumento de las importaciones y un mayor encarecimiento en 2024.

Manuel Orozco

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Is LAC Prepared for Another Pandemic?

Expert panelists explored the question of Latin America and the Caribbean’s preparedness in the face of a future pandemic. Despite making up less than 10 percent of the world’s population, the region accounted for more than 25 percent of worldwide deaths from the Covid-19 pandemic. The panel focused on the ways in which healthcare policy in LAC shifted during and after the pandemic, as well as the outcomes from pandemic policy implementations. 

Anastasia Chacón González

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Economía Nicaragüense

La siguiente presentación publicada por el Diálogo Interamericano investiga la coyuntura económica actual en Nicaragua y refleja el análisis de Manuel Orozco, director del Programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarollo.

Manuel Orozco

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