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Guatemala: Creating a Path for Growth

Council of the Americas

March 23, 2017


(Image: Felipe Bosch addresses AS/COA/and Fundesa in 2014)

Guatemala and the other two Northern Triangle countries of Central America face immense challenges which have increased despite the goodwill and resources of the international community. The full participation of the private sector in development is critical to achieving long-term stability, job creation, and growth as the new U.S. administration and Congress look to revise U.S. foreign and development policy priorities.

Council of the Americas will hold a discussion with senior representatives from the private sector in Guatemala to discuss the issues and recommendations for new approaches and better outcomes across Central America.


  • Felipe A. Bosch Gutiérrez, President for Fundación para el Desarrollo de Guatemala (FUNDESA)
  • Salvador Paiz, President of Fundación Sergio Paiz Andrade (FunSEPA) and Vice President of FUNDESA
  • Enrique Godoy, Presidential Commissioner for Infrastructure and Urban Development
  • José González Campo, President of Comité Coordinador de Asociaciones Agrícolas, Comerciales, Industriales y Financieras (CACIF)

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Video: Creating a Path for Growth in Guatemala

March 27, 2017

Experts from FUNDESA to CACIF discussed the country's top challenges and the future of the $750 million in U.S. aid budgeted for Central America....