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A student wearing a mask is reading in a classroom.

How Much Has the Pandemic Reversed Education Gains?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the challenges for education tin Latin America and the Caribbean following the coronavirus pandemic.

Nora Lustig, Sarah Stanton, Debra Gittler, Leonardo Garnier, Mary Guinn Delaney, Zoila Recinos

Latin America Advisor ˙

A cargo ship in the middle of the ocean.

How Can the Blue Economy Help the Caribbean Recover?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the “blue economy” and its potential role for the Caribbean’s economic recovery.

Ronald Sanders, Edmund Bartlett, Scott MacDonald, Andrea Ewart

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

People lining up outside a job fair in Colombia. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Can Latin America Replace Jobs Lost in the Pandemic?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on unemployment in the region and how to recover the 34 million jobs lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Salvador Paiz, Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Manuel Agosin

Latin America Advisor ˙

Event Collage with Luis Alberto Moreno

A Conversation with Luis Alberto Moreno

On September 29, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a wide-ranging conversation with Luis Alberto Moreno, the outgoing president of the Inter-American Development Bank, in recognition of his productive collaboration with the Dialogue and his contributions to our mission for more than two decades. Over 45 Dialogue members convened to listen to Moreno’s perspectives as he reached the end of his 15 years as president of the IDB.

Amy Doring

Event Summaries ˙

El Washington Post Video

La elección en el BID

En el podcast en español El Washington Post Michael Shifter habló sobre el nuevo presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, Mauricio Claver-Carone. Shifter comentó sobre la falta de liderazgo en la región y cómo Claver-Carone tiene una oportunidad única para unificar al hemisferio.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Washington Post

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted treatments for noncommunicable diseases. The Simón Bolívar Hospital in Bogotá is pictured above. // File Photo: EEIM via Creative Commons.

How Can the Region Ensure Treatment for Existing Conditions?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the treatment of noncommunicable diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean amid Covid-19.

Alicia Bárcena, Julio Frenk, Rolf Hoenger, María Luisa Ávila, Ansel Hennis, Felicia Knaul, Michael Touchton

Latin America Advisor ˙

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News: Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair for the joint committee of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Mia Amor Mottley

Member in the News ˙

Can Latin America Find a Faster Path to Digital Government?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on the progress and challenges of digital government in Latin America and the Caribbean.

João Pacheco, Carlos Santiso, Silvina Moschini, Laura Gaviria Halaby, Luis Tejerina

Latin America Advisor ˙

The coal-fired Bocamina plant in Chile, pictured above, is set to close completely by 2022, 18 years ahead of schedule. // File Photo: Chilean Government

Is Chile On Track to Become Carbon Neutral By 2050?

An Energy Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the progress of Chile’s transition toward renewable energy.

Andrés Rebolledo, Ricardo Raineri, Rodrigo Andrade, Cecilia Aguillón, María Trinidad Castro

Energy Advisor ˙

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier this month said the United States was withdrawing from the World Health Organization, whose headquarters in Geneva is pictured above. // File Photo: World Health Organization.

Is the United States Right to Withdraw From the WHO?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization.

Andrew Rudman, Katherine E. Bliss, Ross Marchand, Carlos Espinal

Latin America Advisor ˙

Amazon deforestation hit an 11-year high in 2019. A satellite image showing fires in the Brazilian Amazon in August 2019 is pictured above. // Photo: NASA.

Can Pressure From Foreign Investors Save the Amazon?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on investors’ threats to divest from Brazil if the government does not do more to protect the Amazon rain forest.

Emine Isciel, Tom Rideg, Galina Besedina, João Mauricio Teixeira da Costa, Gilberto Rodrigues, Mark Langevin

Latin America Advisor ˙

Institutional investors have increasingly identified socially responsible investing, such as environmentally friendly initiatives, as a priority. // Image: pxfuel.com.

What’s the Future of ESG Investing in Latin America?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the future of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dominik Rohe, Roland Potts, Ravika Rameshwar, Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Ivonne Cuello, Cate Ambrose

Financial Advisor ˙

The Covid-19 pandemic may push millions of people into hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the United Nations World Food Program. A Salvadoran family that participates in a World Food Program initiative is pictured above. // File Photo: WFP.

Where Are Latin Americans Most At Risk of Starvation?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on food insecurity in the region amid Covid-19 and the role of the government, the private sector and multilateral organizations in ensuring citizens have access to food.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Lidia Fromm Cea, Diana Chavez, Martín Piñeiro

Latin America Advisor ˙