Sharing a selection of issues that the Latin America Advisor’s team felt covered especially important developments this year in Western Hemisphere affairs.
Central America and the Caribbean are receiving more attention from Japan, whether at the policy level or among Japan’s private sector.
Representatives from the Japan Association of Latin America and the Caribbean consider prospects for enhanced Japanese engagement with Central America and the Caribbean.
Industry experts, government officials, and corporate representatives convened virtually to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and changes in Latin America’s energy sector at the Sixth Annual Latin America Energy Conference.
La pandemia de Covid-19 como oportunidad para repensar las migraciones en América Latina y el Caribe
El 29 de julio, el World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid tuvo una sesión virtual para discutir el tema la “Movilidad en tiempos de crisis: La pandemia del Covid-19 como oportunidad para repensar las migraciones en América Latina”. Manuel Orozco, el director del Programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano, moderó la conversación y Laura Chinchilla, co-presidenta de la Junta Directiva del Diálogo, fue panelista.
Joining the Belt and Road is an easy sell for Latin America because the Initiative promises much and demands little, writes Ricardo Barrios.
Manuel Orozco, Director of the Migration, Remittances & Development Program, testified before the House Committee on Financial Services on the subject of “Examining De-Risking and its Effect on Access to Financial Services.”
On January 30, the Inter-American Dialogue and International Monetary Fund (IMF) hosted an event to discuss the findings of a recently published book, Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean (November 2017). This event was moderated by Manuel Orozco with panelists Joyce Wong, Sebastian Acevedo and Daniel P. Erikson. The panel discussed the roles that structural transformation, natural disasters, and fiscal policy have on unleashing future growth in the region.
Energy continues to be a bright spot in the US-Latin America relationship and new developments, like an uptick in US LNG exports, offer opportunities to increase energy security and cooperation across the Western Hemisphere.
On Tuesday, May 6th, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), hosted an event with Therese Turner Jones, Heather Sutton, Stacey Plaskett, and Richard Aborn. This event was the launch of the IDB’s new publication Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers. The speakers focused on crime and violence, the region’s greatest challenge.
Over the past decade, China has become an increasingly important source of investment for developing countries. China’s investment, however, in the Caribbean is still minimal.
The West is known for exporting its culture, but also its culture wars. The fight for gay rights abroad is the latest example. Powerful, US-based Christian-conservative groups and a network of pro-LGBT transnational actors have each become deeply involved in debates about homosexuality in many countries of the Global South.