Manufacturing in the United States, Mexico, and Central America: Implications for Competitiveness and Migration
The economies of Mexico, and to a lesser extent, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, have benefited from aggressive manufacturing-attraction strategies. At the same time, the achievements of the maquiladora development strategy have masked important flaws that threaten to stymie the promise of even greater economic growth.
On April 3, 2003, meeting participants discussed economic policies, Argentina's position in world affairs, Argentine democracy and political parties, culture, education, human rights and civil society. The open discussion led to this publication.
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on Panama's strong economy for the July 1 Marketplace Morning Report.
An Analysis of Trends: Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Growth and the Environment, 2010–2020
As a foundation for improving the programmingof development assistance to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently partnered with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to identify and analyze key challenges and opportunities for development assistance in the LAC region through 2020. This paper summarizes the key trends identified and proposes some general lines of action for USAID's Missions in the region.Also available in Portuguese and Spanish.For the news digest on the report seminar, visit Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean .
As civil unrest continues in Venezuela, we asked Latin American Program Director, Cindy Arnson, for an update on the sometimes violent situation. She provides insight into what’s happening, the government’s response, and whether or not the situation can be resolved any time soon.