Analysis

Housing Laboratory on Migration and Cities in Guatemala Video

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

People are pictured last month at a Guatemalan migration office in Valle Nuevo, near the Salvadoran border.

How Will Recent Disasters Change Migration Flows?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on expected migration flows following Hurricanes Eta and Iota in Central America.

Manuel Orozco, Tiziano Breda, Ursula Roldán, Todd Bensman

Latin America Advisor ˙

Speakers at Housing Laboratory on Guatemala Video

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

A Honduran prison. // File Photo: Honduran Government.

Can the Northern Triangle Contain a Prison Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the coronavirus outbreaks in Northern Triangle prisons.

Barry McCaffrey, Adam Blackwell, Yulia Vorobyeva, Tiziano Breda

Latin America Advisor ˙

Northern Triangle: The Origins of America's Migrant Crisis Video

Northern Triangle: The Origins of America’s Migrant Crisis

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. 

Michael Shifter, MacDara King

Interviews ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Association

Guatemala: Informe de Progreso de Políticas de Primera Infancia

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.

Empresarios por la Educación, Diálogo Interaméricano

Reports ˙ ˙ Descargue el informe

Economic Growth and Family Remittances to Central America in 2018

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.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin News

CICIG Chief Iván Velásquez // File Photo: U.S. State Department.

Will Guatemala’s Stalemate Over CICIG Continue?

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has banned the entry of CICIG’s chief and refused to renew the agency’s mandate. What’s next?

Adriana Beltrán, Mario Polanco, Donald J. Planty, Helen Mack, Michael E. Allison

Latin America Advisor ˙

Teacher Policies in Guatemala: 2018 Update

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.

Sarah Stanton,

Event Summaries ˙

Can Central America Break the Cycle of Drugs, Corruption and Gang War?

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.

Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf, Kaitlin Lavinder

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Cipher Brief

Guatemala

A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Guatemala’s development.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙