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As Costa Rican President Alvarado recently stated at an Atlantic Council event, the current migration “fever” requires a more holistic, regional response. As the Biden administration advances in its Northern Triangle strategy to address both the short- and long-term forces driving people to leave their homes, the Atlantic Council spotlights the human journey of Central American migration to the United States.
What specific steps can Central American countries take to address the conditions on the ground? What is the tipping point for citizens to make the decision to leave their home countries? What is the journey like? And, how can we effectively engage regional stakeholders in civil society and the private sector to build better futures for Central American countries?
Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center on April 27, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT for a public discussion to hear firsthand from migrants and humanitarian organizations on the human journey, and opportunities for the United States to best collaborate with the region’s leaders.
Executive Vice Chair, Board of Directors; Founder, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
Policy solutions to Central American migration
Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle
US Department of State
Moderator: María Fernanda Bozmoski
Deputy Director, Programs, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Why people leave? Stories from migrants
Director, Humanitarian Initiative; Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
In depth: The journey
Special Representative of the Secretary General for COVID-19; Head of Delegation and Permanent Observer to the United Nations
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Marcos Andrés Antil
Founder and Chief Operating Officer, XumaK;
Northern Triangle Advisory Group Member, Adrienne Asht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
Moderator: Alexandra Colón-Amil
Executive Producer, Efecto Naim;
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Executive Vice President; Director, Stabilization, Transition & Peacebuilding
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations through high-impact work that shapes the conversation among policymakers, the business community, and civil society. The Center focuses on Latin America’s strategic role in a global context with a priority on pressing political, economic, and social issues that will define the trajectory of the region now and in the years ahead. Select lines of programming include: Venezuela’s crisis; Mexico-US and global ties; China in Latin America; Colombia’s future; a changing Brazil; Central America’s trajectory; Caribbean development; commercial patterns shifts; energy resources; and disinformation.
The Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and human security challenges by 2030.