Central America & the Caribbean

The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in Central America and the Caribbean examines opportunities and challenges facing the 28 countries and islands in the region. Issues include security, migration, drug policy, remittances, education, integration, and trade. 


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Photo of Haitian man carrying his daughter / Foto yon nonm ayisyen ki pote pitit fi li / Photo d'un homme haïtien qui transport sa fille

Haitians Have a Solution to Haiti’s Crisis

Since March 2021, Haitian civil society has been working hard to develop innovative, local solutions to the country’s problems, including a blueprint for a Haitian-led transition that could well forge a new path for the country. For that plan to work, the changes will need to be profound and transformative, and the process of implementing them as inclusive and empowering, as possible.

Photo of guatemalan migrants

Migración, remesas y opciones de desarrollo para Guatemala

Hay que tomar en serio la migración y las realidades que la hacen posible porque la salida de personas,
sin respuestas sólidas y comprometidas con el progreso social, no solo continuará, pero no hará mejorar
al país, aun y con las remesas que entran.


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Nostalgic trade tops $4 billion annually in the US (...) Guatemalans alone have gone from less than 1 million in 2009 to more than 2.5 million today. This nostalgic trade is a way to nurture your identity. What’s happening with Guatemalans shows just how spread out they are: not just major cities, but suburbs and rural areas, too.
La relación entre el Poder Ejecutivo y el Poder Judicial siempre hay que manejarla con mucho celo y mucho cuidado y, por más que muchas veces haya críticas que pueden ser justificadas, en términos de la mora judicial, etcétera, siempre hay que tratar de tener autocontención de manera que los jueces no reciban el mensaje equivocado.