Strategic Outlook: Latin America (Tuesday January 21, 2020)
Latin America’s governments have faced a number of domestic pressures in recent years, including humanitarian, political and geo-economic, which have led to an economic slowdown in the region.
A bumper set of panellists debated how leaders in Latin American countries can establish cohesion across the region and build a sustainable, prosperous and secure future.
The panellists were Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Executive Secretary for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Paulo Guedes, Minister of Economy, Brazil, Angel Gurría, Secretary General, OECD, Lenin Moreno Garcés, President of Equador, Guillermo Nielson, Special Envoy of the Government of Argentina and, Graciela Márquez Colín, Minister of Economy, Mexico.
In 2019, eight Latin American countries changed leadership against a background of economic challenges and issues with inequality. The region achieved just 0.1% growth with 1.6% predicted in 2020 by the IMF.