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State Collapse and the Protection of Remittance Payments

On April 9, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “State Collapse and the Protection of Remittance Payments.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, and Patrick Springer, program associate, examines the extent to which the current crisis in Haiti can be characterized as state failure. The report examines state failure in Haiti, its effects on the daily lives of Haitians, the Haitian economy, and how it is impacting remittance systems in the country and concludes with a strategy for ensuring successful and safe remittance transfers to the Caribbean nation.

Manuel Orozco, Patrick Springer

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Perspectives on Remittances in 2024

On February 16, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances, and Development program invited representatives from across the remittance industry to discuss the potential for developments in the industry and to discuss their outlook for 2024.

Patrick Springer

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State Capture in Nicaragua – The Case for International Pressure

On April 3, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the memo “State Capture in Nicaragua – The Case for International Pressure.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, highlights how members of the Nicaraguan government have engaged in state capture, the role of international financial institutions in preventing state captures, and provides a look into external financing, its consequences, and the Nicaraguan economy at-large.

Manuel Orozco

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Remittances to Cuba and the Marketplace in 2024

On March 22, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “Remittances to Cuba and the Marketplace in 2024.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, analyzes money transfers to Cuba, their changing composition, the evolution of origination regulation, and this evolution’s impact on the Cuban economy.

Manuel Orozco

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La economía de las remesas y el favoritismo económico del clan

En Nicaragua el estado de la economía está totalmente capturado por un régimen que se enriquece a costa del pueblo y el endeudamiento externo. En 2024, la  economía crecerá igual que en 2023 gracias a las remesas y los préstamos, pero en vez de distribución equitativa de la riqueza, lo que hay es concentración del dinero para los nuevos ricos del régimen.

Manuel Orozco

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Migration and Development in Guatemala

On February 27, 2024, Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program at the Inter-American Dialogue, presented, “Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo en Guatemala Tendencias y Recomendaciones” (or “Migration, Remittances, and Development in Guatemala – Trends and Recommendations”) to students at the Centro Universitario de San Marcos (CUSAM).

Manuel Orozco

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Orozco: “La solución política que se está planteando en el corto plazo no va a resolver el éxodo migratorio”

En una entrevista con CNN en Español, Manuel Orozco, director del programa Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Gabriela Frías sobre la crisis humanitaria en Haití, sus consecuencias migratorias y la respuesta del gobierno de los Estados Unidos frente a una nueva ola migratoria proyectada.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frias

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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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La migración latinoamericana a EEUU en 2024 y las proyecciones de Nicaragua

Dadas las complejidades a las que ha estado expuesta y enfrentada la sociedad moderna en América Latina y el Caribe, los principales temas a considerar sobre migración y remesas están conectados con las tendencias existentes que han ocurrido desde 2019. Los nicaragüenses estarán expuestos a una situación de vulnerabilidad, condición que afectará su capacidad de movilidad social, e incluso de envío de dinero.

Manuel Orozco

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The Urgent Need for Political Action in Nicaragua

La urgencia de realizar un cambio político en Nicaragua, como resultado de la presión externa y la recuperación del espacio cívico nacional, va más allá de sacar a la dictadura Ortega-Murillo del poder.

Manuel Orozco

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Orozco: “Uno de 20 migrantes es un menor de edad”

En una entrevista con CNN en Español, Manuel Orozco, director del programa Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Gabriela Frías sobre la crisis migratoria, sus consecuencias electorales en los EEUU y las tendencias y flujos migratorios entre otros temas.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frias

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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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The Pulse of Democracy in the Americas: Results of the 2023 AmericasBarometer

In Latin America, trust in democracy takes two paths: Good Governance, meeting citizens’ expectations under the rule of law, and Populism, where a leader perceived as a savior, centralizes power to deliver on promises. This finding was among the key insights revealed during the highly anticipated launch of the 2023 AmericasBarometer.

Daniel Caballero

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