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Barbara Kotschwar Joins the Latin America Advisor Board

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

We are pleased to announce that Barbara Kotschwar has joined the board of advisors of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor publication. Kotschwar is the executive director of the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, where she heads a team of experts in the fields of payments, economic policy, technology and security…Read more +

Fabian Saide Joins the Board of Advisors

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Fabian Saide has joined the biweekly Financial Services Advisor publication’s board of advisors. A native of Mexico, he is the founder, CEO and president of Paykii, a global cross-border payment platform that empowers individuals living abroad to pay bills and help support family back home.Read more +

Venezuela’s Drone Mystery

Erik Brand ˙ ˙ Latin America Advisor

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has accused leading opposition lawmakers, Colombia’s government and financial backers in the United States of having a role in what Venezuela claims was an attempt to assassinate Maduro and military leaders with armed drones at a public event on Aug. 4. Authorities have made some arrests in the case, but it remains to be proven publicly who orchestrated the attack. What are the biggest takeaways from the drone bomb mystery?Read more +

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