Haiti represents one of the most complex and deeply rooted challenges facing U.S. foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere: a failing state on the doorstep of the world’s most powerful nation.
Since achieving independence in 1804 to become the world’s first free black state, Haiti has been beset by turbulent, often violent, politics and a gradual but seemingly unstoppable slide from austerity to poverty to misery.
In 2016, the flow of remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed US $70 billion. In the 20 countries for which there is data available, the flow reached US$69 billion. This increase demonstrates continued growth since the post-recession period. In this article, we find a range of factors shaping this growth,
Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean grew over 8% in 2017, according to new research by the Inter-American Dialogue.
On July 13, 2022, Think Tank Haiti, a collaborative initiative between the Inter-American Dialogue and the Quisqueya University in Haiti hosted a webinar on the outcomes of international aid in Haiti. The panel featured a diverse group of experts, discussing why aid may have failed in Haiti as well as what Haiti and donor countries can do to mitigate future poor performance.
Understanding the future of migration and how it affects the region can offer cues as to the direction countries will take.
A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the current situation in Haiti and the role of the international community.
On January 25, 2018 the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances & Development Program hosted “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017,” an annual event presenting remittance flows to the region.
Este informe presenta un análisis de las tendencias migratorias y el efecto que las condiciones políticas pueden tener en la movilización.
Are there common trends that can be identified among the different protests sweeping the region?
This report from the Migration, Remittances & Development Program presents the findings of a survey carried out with more than 1,000 US immigrants from eight Latin American and Caribbean nationalities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study identifies critical aspects that shaped migrants’ experiences in 2020 and early 2021, and, more importantly, the determinants of continuing to send money back home in times of crisis.
La eliminación del Estatus de Protección Temporal implica un cambio en el volumen de las transferencias de remesas hacia Centroámerica.
Unless there is a course adjustment soon, all signs point to a catastrophic political and humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
Daniel P. Erikson, former Director of Caribbean Programs and Senior Associate for US Policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Haiti on the Brink: Assessing US Policy Toward a Country in Crisis.”
A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and what’s next for the country.