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Global Risks and Political Uncertainty: The Impact on Latin America's Growth Prospects

Council of the Americas

September 18, 2019


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The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and other leading institutions have cut their 2019 growth projections for Latin America. A slowing global economy, political uncertainty in the region’s largest economies, and ongoing corruption have all played into the disappointing growth forecasts.

Council of the Americas will hold a meeting with a panel of experts, who will assess the primary reasons for Latin America’s sluggish growth in 2019 and consider opportunities to boost 2020 growth.


  • Clay Lowery, Executive Vice President, Institute of International Finance @LoweryClay @IIF
  • Eric Parrado Herrera, Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank @the_IDB
  • Atsi Sheth, Managing Director in Credit Strategy and Research team and Chief Credit Officer for the Americas, Moody’s @MoodysInvSvc
  • Krishna Srinivasan, Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund @IMFNews

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