The Northern Triangle Advisory Group
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center–in partnership with DT Institute–launched the Northern Triangle Advisory Group (NTAG) in February 2021 to inform and generate support for new policy solutions to longstanding challenges facing Northern Central America. NTAG has played a critical role in informing the international community on the key priorities to accelerate inclusive economic opportunity, combat corruption and strengthen rule of law, as well as address instability in Central America. Data-driven policy recommendations from NTAG can be found in our three recent policy briefs.
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The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.
Past eventsOct 6, 2020
Central America economic reactivation: Finding opportunities in a COVID-19 world
On September 29, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted an event to discuss Central America’s economic reactivation in the context of COVID-19 and how countries can take advantage of the demographic bonus of a large working-age population, attract nearshoring opportunities, and renew momentum towards regional integration.
Issue BriefSep 28, 2020
Central America Economic Reactivation in a COVID-19 World: Finding Sustainable Opportunities in Uncertain Times
By María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, María Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurní
By: María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, María Fernanda Bozmoski, and Domingo Sadurní Contributing authors: Enrique Bolaños and Salvador Paiz Foreword As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, countries around the world face an unprecedented test: concurrent public health and economic crises coupled with the resulting political and social reverberations. In Central America, the […]
TranscriptMay 26, 2020
President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19
Atlantic CouncilAdrienne Arsht Latin America CenterLeaders of the Americas Event President Alejandro Giammattei: Reactivating Guatemala’s economy post COVID-19 Speaker:President Alejandro Giammattei,President of Guatemala Introductions by:Jason Marczak,Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America CenterAtlantic Council Ana PalacioBoard Member, Atlantic Council;Founder, Palacios y Asociados;Former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2004), Spain Time: 11:00 a.m. EDTDate: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Transcript […]
New AtlanticistMay 21, 2020
Guatemalan president criticizes US over lack of COVID-19 assistance
By Larry Luxner
“Guatemala is an ally of the United States, but I don’t believe the US is an ally to Guatemala, because they don’t treat us like one,” he said. “We’ve seen how they’ve assisted other countries with ventilators, and we haven’t even gotten a dime from them—not even one single mask from the United States. We don’t feel appreciated.”
New AtlanticistMar 23, 2020
What Latin American countries are doing to confront coronavirus
By David A. Wemer
As governments in North America, Europe, Asia, and around the world continue to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Latin American leaders are stepping up their efforts as cases are beginning to be documented in their countries. Although the number of cases across the region remains mostly lower than the epicenters in Europe and the United States, “we are not letting our guard down,” El Salvador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexandra Hill Tinoco said on March 23. “No one can guarantee us that it is not going to hit us,” she explained, so every Latin American government is taking the threat seriously.
Issue BriefJan 13, 2020
Spotlight: Alejandro Giammattei’s first 100 days
By María Fernanda Bozmoski, Domingo Sadurní
Guatemala will begin a new chapter with the presidential inauguration of Alejandro Giammattei Falla. At the center of the incoming pro-business administration: ushering in a new era of economic growth and job creation. With 59 percent of Guatemalans living in poverty, Central America’s largest and most populous country is also one the poorest and most unequal nations in Latin America.
New AtlanticistOct 25, 2019
Transport infrastructure in southern Mexico and Guatemala: A step toward development
By María Fernanda Pérez Arguello & Pablo Reynoso Brito
Transport infrastructure development in Southern Mexico and Guatemala can boost local economic development and reduce migration by creating local economic opportunities for citizens.
New AtlanticistJun 12, 2019
US senators warn against tariffs on Mexico
By David A. Wemer
The migrant flow from Central America to the United States is a serious problem that needs to be addressed, but cannot be solved through the use of tariffs, two US senators said at the Atlantic Council on June 12.
New AtlanticistJun 4, 2019
Immigration and tariffs: In support of the ongoing US-Mexico border diplomacy
By Earl Anthony Wayne
US-Mexico talks this week can help both countries avoid a costly detour from the joint effort to build North American prosperity and partnership over the past thirty years.