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Sustained Remittance Growth in 2022

Manuel Orozco, Asha Richards ˙ ˙ Migration, Remittances & Development

A man counts Somali shilling notes having just exchanged US Dollars with a money changer on the streets of the Somali capital Mogadishu. Stuart Price/ Flickr / CC0 1.0
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, remittances have become a much more important source of income for many people in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is projected that the growth rate will reach 14 percent in 2022 to nearly US$150 billion, equivalent to 5 percent of the gross domestic product in Latin American and the Caribbean countries...Read more +

Inés Vesga on Colombia’s Energy Policy Under Gustavo Petro

Gene Kuleta, Inés Vesga ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Photo of oil rig Autoridad Nacional de Licencias Ambientales
The Latin America Advisor’s latest video features Inés Vesga, partner at Holland & Knight. Vesga spoke with Advisor editor Gene Kuleta in July about the energy sector proposals of Colombia’s incoming president, Gustavo Petro. View the latest Advisor video here: To watch other Advisor videos on technology’s role in Latin…Read more +

Fighting for Reproductive Justice in El Salvador

Laura Shaw ˙ ˙ Voces

Photo of People holding a banner and signs Colectiva Feminista
In 1967 the United Nations and its member states officially recognized women’s rights as international human rights. Despite this historic declaration many of those rights, specifically reproductive rights, are threatened today. As a region, Latin America has some of the world’s most restrictive anti-abortion laws. El Salvador, in particular, has…Read more +

Five inconvenient truths on Latin America’s digital transformation: from words to action

Karim Lesina, Ángel Melguizo ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

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Covid-19 has accelerated digitalization all over the world. Things that chief technology officers had planned to be implemented in years had to be put in place in weeks, or even days. E-commerce, e-payments, remote work, video calls and streaming are now essential parts of our social and productive lives. Indeed, some in-person activities are gradually coming back, but a significant part of our day-to-day activities will likely become digital forever.Read more +

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