Analysis

Are China and Panama Getting It Right?

Best outcomes for Panama, whether in its relations with China or other economic partners, will depend on the country’s commitment to open and equitable procurement processes and effective project monitoring and evaluation.

Margaret Myers

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Latin Trade

Panama, whose capital is pictured above, was returned last month to the Financial Action Task Force’s “Gray List.” // File Photo: Matthew Straubmuller via Creative Commons.

Why Is Panama Back on the FATF’s ‘Gray List’?

Why has Panama been placed back on the FATF’s gray list, and what does it mean for its economy?

Carlos Berguido, Richard Fogarty, Larry Iwanski, José Montaño, Marco Gandásegui Jr., Matías Mora

Financial Advisor ˙

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

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Panama earlier this month following the G-20 Summit. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panamanian youths greeted him at Tocumen International Airport. // Photo: Panamanian Government.

Are Ties With China Paying off for Latin America?

What costs will Latin American countries face in exchange for China’s support, and what are China’s main goals in extending its influence in the region?

Ricardo Barrios, Jorge Heine, Andrea M. Ewart, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Would a Trade Deal With China Benefit Panama?

Panama and China began negotiations for a free trade agreement on July 9. What benefits would a deal bring?

Barbara Kotschwar, Joaquín Jácome Diez, Anabel González, Arancha González

Latin America Advisor ˙

China’s Belt and Road Lands in Latin America

Joining the Belt and Road is an easy sell for Latin America because the Initiative promises much and demands little, writes Ricardo Barrios.

Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Diálogo Chino

The Challenge Is to Move Forward- Panama

Panama is currently transforming its education system. Although many of our education indicators are the best in Central America, there are still inequalities in school access and quality, as a still low enrollment in preschool, secondary and higher education. This situation affects adversely the productive force of the country. Without…

Consejo del Sector Pirvado para la Asistencia Educacional

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Informe de Progreso Educativo de Panamá, 2001

Como parte de la iniciativa de la Comisión Internacional sobre Educación, Equidad y Competitividad Económica en América Latina (de PREAL) de publicar en forma periódica un informe sobre los avances en el área de educación en la región, se difunden aquí algunos de los contenidos centrales del documento correspondiente a…

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