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Migración, remesas y opciones de desarrollo para Guatemala

Hay que tomar en serio la migración y las realidades que la hacen posible porque la salida de personas,
sin respuestas sólidas y comprometidas con el progreso social, no solo continuará, pero no hará mejorar
al país, aun y con las remesas que entran.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ elPeriódico

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Migrant Remittances to Central America and Options for Development

The report recommends leveraging remittances through financial access, education, and investment in order to strengthen economic developments and reduce the need for Central Americans to migrate in the first place.

Manuel Orozco

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Mexico’s level of remittances grew in May to $5.17 billion, a new monthly record. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

Why Do Remittances to Mexico Continue Breaking Records?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the drivers of high levels of remittances in Mexico.

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura, Nicolás Mariscal, Tara Hariharan, Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

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El capitalismo salvaje de Ortega-Murillo: ¿para qué el gran capital?

Mientras el Gobierno cristiano y solidario de Daniel Ortega y Rosario Murillo reclama la victoria de un 10% de crecimiento económico, la realidad es que los nicaragüenses siguen teniendo ingresos similares a 2017 y la brecha de desigualdad sigue creciendo.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

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

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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

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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

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Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols, Manuel Orozco, Michael Shifter Video

A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols on Central America

On March 16, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nichols to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, introduced the conversation, which was moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program at the Dialogue.

Shaily Acharya

Event Summaries ˙

Manuel Orozco presenting in a conference

Orozco: “La trayectoria económica de Nicaragua es muy lamentable y no repuntará para el bien del país”

Manuel Orozco, director del Programa de Migraciones, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, compartió su análisis sobre la situación de Nicaragua en el 2022 en Confidencial. Según Orozco, Nicaragua será afectada por el desempleo, ingresos limitados, contracción crediticia, endeudamiento externo y aislamiento internacional. Asimismo, Orozco examinó la emigración de nicaragüenses y el incremento de envío de remesas en medio de la crisis.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Manuel Orozco presenting in a conference

Orozco: “Nicaragua atraviesa uno de los peores momentos de su historia en el siglo XXI”

Manuel Orozco, Director del Program de Migraciones, Remesas y Desarrollo, participó en una entrevista con Expediente Público donde pronosticó un incremento de la migración de los nicaragüenses tras las elecciones de este 7 de noviembre debido al nuevo fraude electoral en Nicaragua. Según Orozco, la intención a migrar creció de 19% en 2019 a 34% en 2021. Durante la entrevista también se habló sobre el crecimiento del envío de remesas hacia Nicaragua, siendo el único indicador macroeconómico positivo desde la crisis.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ Expediente Público

Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Latin America is not in good shape today”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by The Washington Diplomat on the current state of Latin American. The conversation examined the continuing migration on the US border with Mexico, the widespread regional discontent during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the lack of integration among Latin American countries as they continue fighting the effects of the pandemic. 

Michael Shifter, Larry Luxner

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Diplomat