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Caribbean & Central America - March 2020

INTRODUCTION
The first piece in this March edition of Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with Guatemala, where President Alejandro Giammattei took office for a four-year term on 14 January...
CENTRAL AMERICA
Since taking office on 14 January for a four-year term, Guatemala’s new President Alejandro Giammattei has sought to dispel concerns about the direction of anti-corruption efforts...
A new staff paper published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) attempts to measure both the direct and indirect costs of crime using Central America’s ‘Northern Triangle’ (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) as case studies...
“A negative step in the fight against corruption and impunity”...
A massive blackout last year brought regional electricity supply to the fore at a pivotal time for the sector...
CARIBBEAN
Over the last 25 years, Caribbean heads of state have made concerted efforts to innovate and reform their educational systems...
At the 11th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) which took place in December 2019, the 18 participating states met to outline the objectives of CDM11 and reaffirm their commitment to previous agreements...
ECONOMIC HIGHLIGHTS
COSTA RICA | IMF warns on fiscal deficit...

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