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As Latin America’s health and economic systems are being pushed to the brink, Central American countries – with most seeing lower case and death rates overall – can use this moment to advance a transformative recovery. That will depend on tackling long-term historical challenges, while finding new opportunities to take advantage of demographic trends, nearshoring of multinational firms, and regional integration.

How can the public and private sectors work together to attract nearshoring opportunities? How has the pandemic triggered new momentum for regional integration? What role should the international community play to advance economic growth and investment while improving the rule of law and reducing corruption?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EDT, for a conversation on the opportunities for Central America to propel a sustainable economic recovery in a COVID-19 world. This public conversation will also launch an Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center report by former President Laura Chinchilla, former Minister Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila, Maria Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurni that identifies and examines how Central America can seize opportunities to reactivate its economies.


Keynote conversation

Adam Boehler
US Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Keynote remarks

President Laura Chinchilla
Former President (2010-2014)
Republic of Costa Rica;
Member, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center Advisory Council
Atlantic Council


Enrique Bolaños
INCAE Business School

Maria Eugenia Brizuela de Avila
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999-2003)
Republic of El Salvador;
Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Salvador Paiz
Fundacion Sergio Paiz Andrade (FUNSEPA);
Grupo PDC


Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Maria Fernanda Bozmoski
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council