Manuel Orozco

Nicaragua  |  Non-Resident Senior Fellow,

+1-202-822-900 ˙ morozco@thedialogue.org ˙

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Manuel Orozco is a non-resident senior fellow with the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. He is the Director of the Center for Migration and Economic Stabilization at Creative Associates International. For 20 years, he served as the director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development Program at the 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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Orozco in CNN Video

Orozco: “The Biden Administration proposal [must] approach the structural causes that have spurred migration not only in Central America”

Manuel Orozco, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, joined CNN for an interview to discuss the ongoing migration phenomenon occurring in Mexico’s southern border. The interview touched upon some of the causes of migration, the countries where large numbers of migrants are coming from, and why this issue needs to be urgently dealt with.

Orozco speaking at Dialogue event

Orozco: Régimen “criminaliza la democracia”

En una entrevista con Confidencial, Manuel Orozco, senior fellow no-residente del Diálogo Interamericano, reacciona a la acusación de “conspiración” por parte del Estado, y encuentra un patrón consistente con el “manual de represión” de Ortega.

Orozco and Chamorro Video

Orozco: “OEA puede suspender a Nicaragua antes del 7 de noviembre”

En una entrevista con Carlos Fernando Chamorro para Confidencial, Manuel Orozco, senior fellow no-residente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó acerca del creciente aislamiento internacional en el que se encuentra el régimen de Daniel Ortega, tras liquidar la vía electoral al apresar a siete precandidatos y cancelar la personería jurídica del partido Ciudadanos por la Libertad. 


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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.

˙Manuel Orozco


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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.