Manuel Orozco

Nicaragua  |  Director, Migration, Remittances & Development Program, Inter-American Dialogue

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

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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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Conversation with Manuel Orozco and Luis Gaelano Video

La crisis política en Nicaragua: una etapa crítica para la oposición

Manuel Orozco, director del programa de Migración, Remesas y Desarrollo del Diálogo Interamericano conversa con Luis Galeano de Café Con Voz Nicaragua acerca del rol de la OEA en la crisis política de Nicaragua, de la oposición de Nicaragua, y de la posibilidad de un cambio político en el país. 

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Covid-19 Impacts Migrant Vulnerabilities and Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean

Manuel Orozco was interviewed on CGTN America about the impact of the United States’ Covid-19 related economic crisis on Latin American migrants and remittances sent to Latin America. “Migrant workers all over the world are losing their jobs, and perhaps the job losses are higher than for the native-born population. One of the consequences is that migrants feel constrained from continuing sending money to their families.”

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Covid-19 Pandemic and the Lack of Democracy in Nicaragua

Manuel Orozco outlines how Daniel Ortega’s regime is using the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to ensure political survival. Regardless of the measure used, Nicaragua is the country that has least adhered to efforts to mitigate the pandemic. The consequences of the government’s inaction are deadly.


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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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En Venezuela, prácticamente ninguna de las recomendaciones [de organismos adscritos a la ONU para mejorar el flujo de dinero entre las naciones y reducir los costos del envío] importa. Lo que importa es proporcionar asistencia humanitaria que incluye apoyo en efectivo para ayudar a sus familias en Venezuela.