Analysis

Poverty is on the rise in countries facing economic recession such as Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, Nora Lustig writes below. // File Photo: Argentine Government.

What More Can Latin America Do to Reduce Poverty?

What factors are shaping extreme poverty rates in the region, and how should governments confront this challenge?

Jaana Remes, Claudio Loser, Nora Lustig, Camilo Arriagada Luco

Latin America Advisor ˙

Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

Each year, the Inter-American Dialogue analyzes remittances to the region, identifying areas of growth and new trends that are impacting how people send and receive money. Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean reached $85 billion in 2018, an important financial flow and a critical source of support for many households in the region.

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura

Reports ˙

从2018年趋势看中资银行在拉美地区的关键角色

近期的进展显示,中国的政策性银行、商业银行以及其他金融平台仍将维持中国在拉美地区的角色,并将向更加广泛的项目类型拓宽。

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ 财新网

Introduction - Latin America: A Pending Assignment

Latin America, A Pending Assignment

Latin America finds itself at a moment of enormous challenge. The region’s ability to preserve its conquests and overcome its faults and limitations will be put to a severe test. But there are clear signs indicating the path we need to take, and there are proven recommendations we can follow. We hold the key to unraveling over 500 years of unfulfilled promises.

Laura Chinchilla

Books ˙ ˙ Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

Cautious Capital: Chinese Development Finance in LAC, 2018

China provided relatively little state finance to Latin America in 2018, but China remains a key source of credit for some countries in LAC.

Margaret Myers, Kevin P. Gallagher

Reports ˙ ˙ China-Latin America Finance Database

Fact Sheet: Family Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2018

Family remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean experienced nearly 10% growth in 2018, one of the largest growth rates in the past 10 years. Growth in remittances stands in stark contrast to the sluggish 1.9% economic growth rate for the region. The countries with the highest remittance growth rates in 2018 included Haiti, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala and Paraguay.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2018

The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 300 editions of the publication this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. We’re delighted to share a dozen issues our team felt covered especially important developments during 2018, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erik Brand

Latin America Advisor ˙

Colombian President Iván Duque, who took office this year, has backed away from suggestions he would scuttle the 2016 peace accord. // File Photo: Colombian Government.

Two Years In, Is Peace Taking Hold in Colombia?

How well is peace taking hold in Colombia, two years after the signing of the peace accord?

Antonio Navarro Wolff, Adam Isacson, Martha Maya, María Teresa Aya

Latin America Advisor ˙

Hepatitis C, viruses of which are pictured above, primarily affects the liver and is spread through blood-to-blood contact. // Image: AJC1 via Creative Commons.

Is Hepatitis C the New Health Priority for the Americas?

How big of a problem is hepatitis C in Latin America? What kinds of efforts should countries and the private sector make to fight it?

Andrew Rudman, Katherine E. Bliss, Ryan McKeel, Núria Homedes, Carl Meacham

Latin America Advisor ˙

What Did Maduro Accomplish on His Trip to China?

China this month agreed to extend $5 billion in credit to Venezuela as the South American country faces severe economic problems including hyperinflation and dire shortages of food, medicines and basic goods. Finance Minister Simón Zerpa announced the credit line as President Nicolás Maduro was departing for China to seek…

Margaret Myers, Asdrúbal Oliveros, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Teacher Policy Seminar 2018

Are teacher policies in Latin America effective? What can countries do to strengthen and support teacher selection, development and performance?

Sarah Stanton

Event Summaries ˙