Manuel Orozco

Nicaragua  |  Program Director, Migration, Remittances & Development

+1-202-463-2929 ˙ morozco@thedialogue.org

Manuel Orozco is the director of the Migration, Remittances and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. He also serves as a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development and as a senior adviser with the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Orozco has conducted extensive research, policy analysis and advocacy on issues relating to global flows of remittances as well as migration and development worldwide. He is chair of Central America and the Caribbean at the US Foreign Service Institute and senior researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.

Orozco frequently testifies before Congress and has spoken before the United Nations. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Texas at Austin, a MA in public administration and Latin American studies, and a BA in international relations from the National University of Costa Rica.

Orozco has published widely on remittances, Latin America, globalization, democracy, migration, conflict in war torn societies, and minority politics. His books include International Norms and Mobilization for Democracy (2002), Remittances: Global Opportunities for International Person-to-Person Money Transfers (2005), América Latina y el Caribe: Desarrollo, migración y remesas (2012) and Migrant Remittances and Development in the Global Economy (2013).


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Trends in Central American Migration

Manuel Orozco analyzes the current trends in Central American immigration. Although it is a relatively new phenomenon, mostly dating from the late 1970s, its impact in the region and on foreign policy is quite significant.

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5.000 nicaragüenses tendrán que regresar a su país si no se extiende el TPS

En enero del 2019 más de 5.000 nicaragüenses deberán regresar a su país debido a la decisión del Gobierno de Donald Trump de revocar el estatus de protección temporal, conocido como TPS. Varios legisladores estadounidenses han presentado proyectos para frenar esta medida alegando que sería irresponsable mandar de regreso a personas en medio de una crisis. CNN habló con Manuel Orozco, director de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo para el Diálogo Interamericano.


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Financial Inclusion in El Salvador

This article analyses financial access in El Salvador, delving into its characteristics and determinants. The article also presents the impact of a financial inclusion strategy to increase savings formalization rates among the population.

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Por supuesto que [el fin del TPS] va a afectar [el envío de remesas]. El efecto de reducción no se va a sentir este año, pero quizás en 18 meses a partir de ahora. El primer país que va a sufrir este impacto es Honduras, seguidamente de Nicaragua y posteriormente, para en 2020 o 2021, será El Salvador.