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Migrant Remittances to Central America and Options for Development

The report recommends leveraging remittances through financial access, education, and investment in order to strengthen economic developments and reduce the need for Central Americans to migrate in the first place.

Manuel Orozco

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report

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

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 ˙

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Libertad de la prensa y democracia bajo ataque en Guatemala

El Diálogo Interamericano patrocinó un evento para explorar las implicaciones de la detención del renombrado periodista José Rubén Zamora, fundador de elPeriódico, quien fue arrestado por la administración de presidente de Guatemala.

Danielle Carr

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

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

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Migración, remesas y opciones de desarrollo para Guatemala

Hay que tomar en serio la migración y las realidades que la hacen posible porque la salida de personas,
sin respuestas sólidas y comprometidas con el progreso social, no solo continuará, pero no hará mejorar
al país, aun y con las remesas que entran.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ elPeriódico

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 ˙

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Are ESG Goals Having an Impact in Central America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on ESG goals in Central America.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Andrea Jarquín, Tatiana Reuben, Enrique Crespo, Diana Chavez

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 ˙

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

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 ˙

Donation of Covid-19 supplies in Guatemala

Engaging Networks to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic in Guatemala

In recent months, the Inter-American Dialogue has been honored to work with its network of partners to support pandemic response efforts in the Guatemalan communities where we work. Following a generous donation of Covid-19 testing supplies and PPE equipment from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and Cities Alliance, the Dialogue was proud to facilitate coordination between regional entities, municipal authorities, hospitals, and donors to prioritize needs and distribute supplies.

Kathryn Klaas

Event Summaries ˙