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Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The Role of the Private Sector in Catalyzing Inclusive Economic Opportunities in the Northern Triangle

Introduction As in every democratic country in the world, the private sector in Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) has a central role in generating employment, driving economic growth, and spurring innovation. But in a region plagued by one of the highest levels of economic informality, weak government institutions, and pervasive corruption, […]

Issue Brief by María Fernanda Bozmoski and Domingo Sadurní

Americas Entrepreneurship

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The Northern Triangle: The world’s epicenter for gender-based violence

While a bill introduced in the US Congress calls upon the secretary of state to implement a new US Strategy for Engagement in Central America that prevents and responds to “endemic levels of sexual, gender-based, and domestic violence” in the region, solutions to gender-based violence must arrive faster than the US legislative process can help advance them.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Bozmoski

Human Rights Latin America

Thu, Dec 3, 2020

A budget roils a nation. What’s happening in Guatemala?

The Guatemalan Congress went up in smoke, literally, on November 21, when massive protests broke out against a draft budget that was negotiated behind closed doors, with limited input from civil society, and that proposed cuts in funding for COVID-19 and human rights agencies as the country battles the virus, unemployment, and corruption.

New Atlanticist by Maria Fernanda Bozmoski

Coronavirus Corruption

Maria Fernanda Bozmoski is deputy director, programs at the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she leads the center’s work on Mexico and Central America and supports the director with the center’s operations. During her time at the Atlantic Council, she has co-led the center’s Northern Triangle Task Force, helped shape the center’s trade work, and scheduled events in Asia for US policymakers.

Before joining the Atlantic Council, Bozmoski worked at the Cato Institute and the Council of the Americas. She also completed an externship at the Inter-American Dialogue. Bozmoski is fluent in Spanish, English, French, and Italian, and is able to do media in those languages. She is a frequent commentator in several US and regional outlets including Voice of America, El Financiero-Bloomberg, and Univision, among others.

Originally from Costa Rica, Bozmoski earned a BA in European studies from the Sorbonne University in France as well as a MA in Latin American studies and political economy from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a MA in international law and human rights from the United Nations University for Peace.