May 24, 2019

World Bank’s VP for Latin America and the Caribbean pledges financial and technical support to develop the Eastern Caribbean’s digital economy

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May 23rd, 2019  Axel van Trotsenburg, an economist and development expert with over 30 years of experience at the World Bank Group who was appointed Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean effective February 1st, 2019, addressed the Regional Conference titled Digital Economy Moonshot for the Eastern Caribbean this afternoon, saying, “We are very eager to […]

UNICEF Migration flows in Latin America and the Caribbean Situation Report No. 2 | March 2019

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From Relief Web REPORT from UN Children’s Fund Highlights • 15,433 children participated in training activities at the Child-Friendly Spaces to prevent and address violence, abuse and exploitation in the departments of Arauca, La Guajira and Nariño (Colombia). • In Peru, UNICEF delivered 1,463 hygiene kits to 4,403 children, accompanied with information on adequate hygiene practices. […]

USAID Administrator Mark Green travels to Latin America and the Caribbean

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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panamá May 9-15, 2019.  On this trip, the Administrator will discuss challenges and opportunities with regional leaders and visit sites where USAID is helping countries advance along the Journey to Self-Reliance. On May 9, Administrator […]

After the Rain: The lasting effects of storms in the Caribbean | Luis Felipe López-Calva

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By Luis Felipe López-Calva From Caribbean360 UNITED NATIONS, Wednesday April 24, 2019 (IPS) – Sustainability is constitutive of the concept of development. Just as economist Amartya Sen has argued that there is no point in discussing the relationship between development and democracy, because democracy is constitutive of the concept of development, there is no point of […]

UN official to inaugurate meeting of Caribbean countries on sustainable development

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From Jamaica Observer SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will participate in the opening session of the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development at ECLAC headquarters here. ECLAC said […]

European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a #CommonFuture

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From EEAS Europa The EU is setting out a vision for renewed political partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean. The ‘Joint Communication’ comes 10 years after the last major EU strategy for the region. It comes at a difficult time of crisis in Venezuela, where the EU is actively seeking a peaceful and democratic way […]

Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development: An Example of Multilateralism and Regional Cooperation

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*Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC’s Executive Secretary Nearly four years after the international community approved the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Goals in 2015, the region’s countries will gather at the Third Meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development – an occasion conducive to taking stock […]

‘Mr Pompeo, you can stop’: China hits back at criticism over Latin America

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By Liu Zhen From South China Morning Post Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang accuses US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of spreading lies about China He says countries in the region ‘have good judgment about who is their true friend and who is false, who is breaking rules and making trouble’ China’s foreign ministry has […]

Big trade growth potential between Gulf countries and Latin America and Caribbean: IDB

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PANAMA CITY, Panama – Trade between Gulf countries and Latin America and the Caribbean could grow by $13 billion per year simply by signing more trade and investment deals and opening more diplomatic and trade promotion offices, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The projection is included in the report Towards a […]

Cayman climbs eight places in the Global Financial Centres Index

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By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment The Cayman Islands jumped from 29th to 21st position in the Global Financial Centres Index after positive assessments from Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and North America earned it 30 points. The British Crown dependencies, on the other hand, showed a mixed performance with […]