Laura Porras

Costa Rica |  Program Officer, Plan International


Laura Porras works as a Program Officer for Plan International – a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Porras was an associate in the Migration, Remittances and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue from 2013 to 2020. Prior to joining the Dialogue in 2014, Porras worked on economic development for ten years with private and nonprofit organizations. She was previously head of Corporate Social Responsibility at BAC Bank in Costa Rica, focusing on financial education and environmental projects. Since 2011, she has been a consultant on migration, remittances, and development for international organizations.

Porras holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Costa Rica and a master’s in project management from the Central American Institute on Public Administration.

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Attacks on Press Freedom in Nicaragua

On November 19, 2019, the Inter-American Dialogue, in partnership with the Committee to Protect Journalists, hosted the event, “Attacks on Press Freedom in Nicaragua.” The conversation centered around the Nicaraguan government’s persistent attempts to stifle freedom of expression since anti-government protests broke out in April 2018.

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Canada’s Migration Policy Model

At the core of a country’s sovereignty and identity is determining who comes, who stays, and who is eligible for citizenship. Canada is a prime example of a successful migration policy in action.

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