Analysis

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Guatemala: Violence and Insecurity

On July 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Rule of Law Program and Cristosal published a policy brief asserting that President Bernardo Arévalo’s government can demonstrate the feasibility of implementing effective and democratic measures to address insecurity in Guatemala.

Edgardo Amaya Cóbar

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From Dams to Data: China’s Shifting Interests in Central America

China’s attempted economic recalibration has already reverberated across the Latin American and Caribbean region, as many countries see new interest from Chinese companies in emerging industries. Asia & Latin America Program Director Margaret Myers considers the increasingly uncertain role of Central America in this new equation.

Margaret Myers

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Central American Migration: In Numbers

On June 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the presentation “Central American Migration: In Numbers” that contains research from Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program. The presentation discusses key data points on migration from the Central America sub-region and contextualizes these trends within historical trends.

Manuel Orozco

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Women, Remittances, and Financial Inclusion in Guatemala

On May 24, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the report “Women, Remittances, and Financial Inclusion in Guatemala.” The report, produced by Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program, provides a financial characterization of women in Guatemala, explores barriers to financial inclusion, and outlines a path toward greater financial independence.

Manuel Orozco

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English for Employment in Guatemala

The following report provides new evidence and information on English language teaching and learning for employment in Guatemala.

Denisse Vásquez, Aimée Rivas, Silvia Rosal, Verónica Spross

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El inglés para la inserción laboral en Guatemala: Evento presenta diagnóstico y recomendaciones para la implementación de una estrategia de fortalecimiento de la enseñanza del idioma inglés en el país

Evento presenta nuevo estudio que examina el estado de la enseñanza del inglés para el trabajo en Guatemala con un enfoque específico en el sector BPO. El informe, elaborado por Empresarios por la Educación, en colaboración con Guatemala No Se Detiene, AGEXPORT, Pearson y el Diálogo Interamericano, ofrece nueva evidencia e información sobre este tema tan clave para la competitividad futura del país.

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How Important Are Guatemala and the U.S. to Each Other?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on Guatemala’s relationship with the United States.

Nicolás Mariscal, Regina Bateson, Donald J. Planty, Ana María Méndez-Dardón

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Bernardo Arévalo’s First Month in Office and the Path Ahead for Guatemala

The Arévalo administration in Guatemala confronted a myriad of challenges even before the inauguration, including what Arévalo himself called an attempted “coup” waged by powerful economic and political actors, known as the “pact of the corrupt.” As Guatemala embarks on a new chapter, the Arévalo administration encounters increasingly high expectations for transformative change.

Bernarda Jarrín

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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: “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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What Challenges Face Guatemala’s New President?

Experts views on the delayed inauguration President Arévalo in Guatemala.

María Fernanda Bozmoski, Mario Polanco, Salvador Paiz, Ursula Roldán, Stephen G. McFarland, Virginia Garrard

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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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Qué significa la presidencia de Bernardo Arévalo en Guatemala para América Latina

En América Latina, los llamados “outsiders” con agendas anti-sistema o anti-establishment – desde Alberto Fujimori en Perú hasta Hugo Chávez en Venezuela, Nayib Bukele en El Salvador, Donald Trump en Estados Unidos y Jair Bolsonaro en Brasil – han tenido un fuerte impacto en el Estado de derecho tras asumir el poder.

Tamara Taraciuk Broner, Daniel Caballero

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Remilitarization in Central America

On Thursday October 12, 2023, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private event with IBI Consultants to celebrate the publication of the report “Remilitarization in Central America: A Comparable and Regional Analysis.”

Marianne Richardson

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