Climate Crisis, Democratic Deterioration, and Bitcoin

August 23, 2021
Fernanda Durand (443) 396-3317 [email protected]
Nancy Treviño (786) 201-8958 [email protected] 




Experts discuss El Salvador’s current challenges and explore solutions


WHAT: As part of the ongoing series “A Prosperous Future is Possible: Critical Conversations About Mexico and Central America,” Alianza Americas and will host a live virtual conversation, this time focused on El Salvador, this Wednesday, August 25. The conversation will feature civil society leaders and experts based in El Salvador who will discuss issues including democratic deterioration, the climate crisis, public finances, including the nation’s recent move to make Bitcoin legal tender, and tax reform. Throughout the series, panelists will discuss and explore structural solutions to problems such as poverty, corruption, the climate crisis, and existing anti-democratic and authoritarian practices. It’s imperative that the voices of Latin American leaders from the region working on an array of issues share their perspectives and solutions.




  • Lourdes Molina, Senior Economist, Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies (ICEFI)
  • Ruth López, Director of Area of Anti-corruption and Justice, ​​Cristosal 
  • Nelson Cuellar, Executive Director, Prisma   



WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2021



TIME: 1:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. CT / 10:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. Central America


WHERE: Via Zoom. RSVP at



INTERPRETATION: Interpretation from Spanish to English will be available via Zoom for each conversation.



Find the program for the series below 

Register for the rest of the program:


  • Part 5: Costa Rica

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 1
Time: 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT/ 11:00 a.m. Central America

Panelistas: TBA

  • Part 6: Nicaragua

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 8
Time: 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT/ 11:00 a.m. Central America

Panelists: TBA

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Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America. is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group — and the nation’s premier Latinx digital organizing hub — advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.’s mission is to advance Latinx power and create winning campaigns that amplify Latinx voices; expand the political imagination and traditional boundaries; and foster inspiration for freedom, equity, and justice.

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