US Policy

Although the United States’ relationship with Latin America has changed profoundly in recent years, the US remains a vital partner to many Latin American nations. Its foreign and domestic policies on a range of issues, including drugs and immigration, bear deep implications for the region. The Inter-American Dialogue closely monitors Washington’s relationship with its neighbors and provides leaders from across the Western Hemisphere with an open forum for exchange. Our timely and incisive analysis seeks to build hemispheric consensus on divisive policy challenges and spark new conversations on pressing issues.

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Central American Migration: In Numbers

On June 12, 2024, the Inter-American Dialogue released the presentation “Central American Migration: In Numbers” that contains research from Manuel Orozco, director of the Migration, Remittances, and Development program. The presentation discusses key data points on migration from the Central America sub-region and contextualizes these trends within historical trends.

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El oportunismo político y mercantilista de autoridades nicaragüenses y empresas privadas abrió la puerta para continuar trayendo personas por otras rutas.
In 2023, 890,000 passengers landed in Nicaragua. [This includes] 650,000 foreign tourists who landed by air. In the same year, 570,000 passengers left. The average stay of an international tourist [in Nicaragua] is seven days. Therefore, there’s a deficit of at least 80,000 people who don’t return [to their home country] by air.