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.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on expected migration flows following Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America.
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.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the coronavirus outbreaks in Northern Triangle prisons.
Great Decisions examines in the documentary “Northern Triangle: The Origins of America’s Migrant Crisis” the Western Hemisphere’s migration crisis and the fractured societies at the heart of it: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, is one of the featured guests in this documentary.
Guatemala enfrenta un reto monumental: organizar un sistema integral de atención de salud y educación que permita a las niñas y niños adquirir las habilidades para mejorar su calidad de vida. A continuación, se presenta el Informe de Progreso de Políticas de Primera Infancia en Guatemala.
On July 24, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Seattle International Foundation hosted “Nowhere to Turn: Gender-Based Violence and its Impact on Migration.”
What effect will the “safe third country” designation have on Guatemala?
On July 10, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an event titled, “Guatemala’s Presidential Runoff: What Next for Rule of Law and US Relations?”
Central American economies continue to struggle with achieving higher rates of economic growth, of above 4%. The sluggish growth continues to limit the ability of these countries to achieve economic development and prevent emigration in the long term. Of particular relevance is the fact that these economies are highly dependent on a small number of economic activities, and remittances are a central, if not the most important, source of income.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has banned the entry of CICIG’s chief and refused to renew the agency’s mandate. What’s next?
El Diálogo Interamericano y el Centro de Investigaciones Económicas Nacionales (CIEN) organizaron un evento que analizó el estado actual de las políticas docentes en Guatemala, y en particular, los avances que han transcurrido en los últimos tres años.
President Jimmy Morales’ attempted firing of CICIG Commissioner Iván Velásquez threatens to set off a new political crisis
The roots of Central America’s challenges run deep, and the Trump Administration’s policies seem unlikely to help Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras make significant progress.
A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Guatemala’s development.