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The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas

On September 21st, 2021, The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a panel titled “The Changing Face of Migration in the Americas” to discuss the growing scale of migration in Latin America and the Caribbean and the changing composition of these flows over the past two years.

Amanda Wells

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Orozco: “The Biden Administration proposal [must] approach the structural causes that have spurred migration not only in Central America”

Manuel Orozco, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined CNN for an interview to discuss the ongoing migration phenomenon occurring in Mexico’s southern border. The interview touched upon some of the causes of migration, the countries where large numbers of migrants are coming from, and why this issue needs to be urgently dealt with.

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris walking alongside Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

How Successful Was U.S. VP Harris’ Latin America Trip?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A about Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Guatemala and Mexico and the Biden administration’s migration policy.

Eduardo Stein, Oscar Chacon, Katya Rimkunas, Andrea Tanco, Ray Walser

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La transparencia en los datos sobre remesas: implicaciones para el sector público

El 15 de abril del 2021 se llevó a cabo “Diálogo de alto nivel: el rol clave de la transparencia de datos en las remesas” con el objetivo de ampliar las discusiones sobre la transparencia en los datos sobre remesas que ingresan a Guatemala y conocer la perspectiva de actores claves sobre la posibilidad de crear un observatorio nacional sobre remesas.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

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Participantes del conversatorio

Desarrollo para Guatemala: El cómo desde la migración

El 28 de enero del 2021, El Diálogo Interamericano, en colaboración con la Red Nacional de Grupos Gestores de Guatemala-San Marcos, organizó un conversatorio privado, “La migración como elemento del desarrollo integral: Alianzas y prácticas para su inclusión estratégica” con el apoyo de Cities Alliance. El conversatorio se concentró en el caso guatemalteco con el objetivo de socializar y discutir perspectivas planteadas por actores que trabajan con los lugares de origen, destino y retorno.

Kathryn Klaas, Juan Hernandez

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Linking Migration to Housing and Urban Planning in Guatemala

On October 29, 2020, the second virtual session of the Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV for its initials in Spanish) took place. The Housing Laboratory’s objective was to explore the role of urban and land use planning in the context of international migration and return migration. It further considered how these processes can be integrated into Guatemala’s National Housing Council’s (CONAVI) ongoing efforts to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements in order to guarantee access to decent housing and boost local economic development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ The Inter-American Dialogue

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Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region

On February 17, 2021, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the online event “Biden’s Central America Plan – Perspectives from the Region” in partnership with Creative Associates International. Taking into account the Biden administration’s plan for Central America, speakers addressed the region’s doubts, needs and aspirations with respect to US partnerships toward short-term and long-term development in the region.

Worth Talley

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Viscidi: Biden’s climate foreign policy “should start with Latin America”

On February 2, the Embassy of Argentina in the United States and the World Resources Institute hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how the Biden administration could engage with Argentina, and with Latin America and the Caribbean more broadly, on areas such as clean energy, climate change adaptation, and conservation.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Embassy of Argentina in the United States

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Migration and Cities in Guatemala: Remittances’ Potential Role for Housing

On August 27, 2020, the first virtual session of a Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala (LAV by its Spanish initials) was held. As Guatemala’s National Housing Council (CONAVI) works to update Guatemala’s National Policy on Housing and Human Settlements with strategies to increase access to decent, sustainable housing, this event contributed to discussions regarding the potential that remittances offer for financing the provision of decent and broader urban development.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Fundación Avina

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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. 

Manuel Orozco, Laura Chinchilla

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Club de Madrid

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El Día Internacional de las Remesas Familiares en tiempos de Covid-19

El pasado 16 de junio, el experto en migraciones, remesas y desarrollo Manuel Orozco fue entrevistado por la periodista Gabriela Frías en conmemoración por el Día Internacional de las Remesas Familiares. Orozco explicó el impacto que la actual crisis del Covid-19 está teniendo en los trabajos de los migrantes, así como para las remesas y la importancia de remesas para familias.

Manuel Orozco, Gabriela Frías

Interviews ˙ ˙ Informe de Gabriela Frías

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Covid-19 Impacts Migrant Vulnerabilities and Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel Orozco was interviewed on CGTN America about the impact of the United States’ Covid-19 related economic crisis on Latin American migrants and remittances sent to Latin America. “Migrant workers all over the world are losing their jobs, and perhaps the job losses are higher than for the native-born population. One of the consequences is that migrants feel constrained from continuing sending money to their families.”

Manuel Orozco

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN America

Money transfers to Venezuela

Money Transfers to Venezuela: Remittance Flows Amidst Evolving Foreign Exchange

This report offers an overview of how foreign currency regulations affect money transfers to Venezuela in addition to describing and explaining Venezuelan migrant remitting behavior in six migrant host countries. It also provides an estimate of the aggregate volume of remittances sent to Venezuela.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas

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Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019. Remittance volume and growth. Political instability. Migration and development.

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019: Emerging Challenges

This report analyzes trends in remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2019 and explores the factors related to slowing remittance growth. Family remittances to the region grew by approximately 8% compared to 2018 and totaled nearly US$100 billion, which stands in contrast to the region’s slower economic growth of 0.6%.

Manuel Orozco

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The Remittance Marketplace in 2019

The Remittance Marketplace in 2019: The Growing Role of Digital Payments

This report analyzes the role of money transfer intermediaries on migrants sending remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean. We look at the current modernization of the payments industry, specifically as it relates to digital payments, analyzes trends in transfer costs, and discusses the proposed changes to the ‘Remittance Rule,’ including the consequences they may have on remittance senders.

Manuel Orozco, Kathryn Klaas, Nicole Ledesma

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