A prosperous future is possible: Critical conversations about Mexico and Central America

A prosperous future is possible

August, 2021 – From August 4 to September 8, Alianza Americas and Presente.org will host a series of conversations about the lived realities many face in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. The series will feature civil society leaders from the region who will discuss and explore structural solutions to problems such as poverty, corruption, the climate crisis, and the anti-democratic and authoritarian practices that dominate most of these countries. It’s imperative that the voices of Latin American leaders from the region working on an array of issues share their perspectives and solutions.

Six events have been programmed for the series “A prosperous future is possible: Critical conversations about Mexico and Central America”, every Wednesday, from August 4th through September 8th at: 1:00 p.m. EST | 12:00 p.m. CST | 10:00 a.m. PST | 11:00 am Central America. Find the video recordings on the Alianza Americas’ YouTube Channel (recorded in Spanish).

Parte 1: Guatemala
August 4

Panelists:

  • Oswaldo Samayoa, Guatemala Studies Center
  • Rosario Martínez, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Guatemala (FLACSO Guatemala)
  • Angelina Aspuac, Women ‘s Association for Development in Sacatepéquez (AFEDES)

Parte 2: México
August 11

Panelists:

  • Rita Robles, Fray Matías de Córdova Human Rights Center, Mexico
  • Jorge Romero, OXFAM Mexico
  • Alejandrina Rojas, Comprehensive Health for Women (SIPAM), Mexico
  • Axela Romero, Member of the Mesoamerican Network of Women, Health, and Migration

Parte 3: Honduras
August 18

Panelists:

  • Iolany Pérez, ERIC – SJ / Radio Progreso
  • Oscar Orlando Hendrix Escalante, miembro de la Mesa para la Defensa del Territorio de Islas de la Bahía
  • Rafael Delgado, economista y director de Desarrollo Institucional de UNITEC

Parte 4: El Salvador
August 25

Panelists

  • 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

Parte 5: Costa Rica
September 1

Panelists

  • Leonardo Merino, General Coordinator of Investigation of the State of the Nation Report, State of the Nation
  • Jenyel Contreras Guzmán, Sociologist and Researcher, University of Costa Rica
  • Iván Molina Jiménez, Writer and Historian, Center for Research in Latin American Identity and Culture (CIICLA), University of Costa Rica
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