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Migration from Andean Countries

Manuel Orozco, Patrick Springer ˙ ˙ Migration, Remittances & Development

Photo of man walking on road at Chimborazo Mountain, Ecuador jon_chica / Adobe Stock / Extended License
The Andean migrant population in the US is remitting 50% of all flows to their homelands in the Andes, over US$10 billion in 2022 from the US and US$11 billion in 2023. Within this context, the following briefing offers a characterization of migration from the Andean countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.Read more +

Unlocking Forests’ Potential in Latin America and the Caribbean  

Juanita Fonseca ˙ ˙ Voces

A cloud forest in Costa Rica Florent Mechain / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 DEED
Tropical forests, which cover 6 percent of Earth, are our planet’s largest natural carbon sink and our first line of defense against climate change. Even with massive human effort at reducing emissions, reaching the 1.5-degree target is not possible without forest restoration.    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), whose forests…Read more +

Thea Lee on labor issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Gene Kuleta, Thea Lee ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

photo of sugar cane ruurmo via Creative COmmons
The Latin America Advisor’s latest video features Thea Lee, the U.S. Labor Department’s deputy undersecretary for international affairs. Lee spoke with Advisor editor Gene Kuleta about labor issues in Latin America. View the latest Advisor video here:  To watch other Advisor videos on technology’s role in Latin America’s economic…Read more +

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 +