Founded in the early 1960s, the Central American Bank of Economic Integration (CABEI) is one of the pioneering international financial institutions created in the post-Second World War period as an effort to foment regional integration in the region. The Bank has been a pivotal companion regarding regional efforts in a variety of lending initiatives in Central America. One of its main borrowers, Nicaragua, has increased its dependence on loans since 2018 in the midst of a political and economic crisis. How has CABEI provided financial support to Nicaragua during this period? Are the lending policies consistent with the Bank’s principles? What explains Nicaragua’s growing dependence on CABEI?
The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to have a conversation with Dante Mossi, executive director of CABEI in an exchange with Ryan Berg and Manuel Orozco to answer these questions.
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President & CEO, Inter-American Dialogue (@RebeccaBillChav)
Executive President, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (@dmossi)
Director of the Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (@RyanBergPhD)
Director, Migration, Remittances, and Development Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@manuelorozco65)
Business anchor, CNN en Español (@gfrias)