Central America's Northern Triangle is at a crossroads. Lack of economic opportunities, insecurity, and gang violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle are forcing migrants to leave at record numbers, with growing apprehensions at the US-Mexico border renewing attention towards US engagement with the region. Just last month, the current administration moved to cut almost $500 million in foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the George W. Bush Institute on Tuesday, May 14, for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities in Central America and policy ideas that could create a path to sustained economic growth for the Northern Triangle region.
The event will also welcome to DC the Bush Institute’s Central America Prosperity Project (CAPP), a program that brings together proven and emerging leaders from the Northern Triangle to develop action-oriented strategies for advancing inclusive growth and prosperity in the region. In conjunction with the event, the Bush Institute will release a new report that outlines a focused agenda designed for broad economic impact in Central America.
Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20005
Breakfast and snacks will be served.
Registration is Required
Dr. Pia Orrenius
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
The Hon. Thomas Carper
United States Senator (D-DE)
The Hon. John Cornyn
United States Senator (R-TX)
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Jon E. Piechowski
Deputy Assistant Secretary,
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
US Department of State
Central America at a Crossroads
Marielos Chang, CAPP member, Guatemala
Alfredo Atancio Cader, CAPP member, El Salvador
Guillermo Peña, CAPP member, Honduras
The Imperative of Financial Inclusion in the Northern Triangle
Juan Carlos Zapata, CAPP member, Guatemala
Claudia Umaña, CAPP member, El Salvador
Kathia Yacaman, CAPP member, Honduras
María Fernanda Pérez Argüello
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Managing Director, Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative
George W. Bush Presidential Center
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