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March 2, 2020

Map 2020 of migrant houses, shelters and soup kitchens for migrants in Mexico

The Map, Directory and Database with georeferencing of the main migrant houses, shelters and soup kitchens along the most affluent migration routes through Mexico are presented: the Route to the Northeast Border, the Route to Ciudad Juárez, and the Pacific Route.

February 28, 2020

Colombia | Lights and shadows of the tax reform

Last week I was in Cali participating in a panel about growth law or tax reform approved at the end last year in the seminary of ANIF-Fedesarrollo for which I did a reading and organizing the big topics.

February 19, 2020

Colombia | Lights and shadows of the tax reform

The Growth Law is good in terms of formalization. It also brings the tax statute closer to international standards. However, it falls short in improving the distribution of the tax burden between companies and individuals and in increasing tax collection, while maintaining and extending exemptions.

February 14, 2020

Colombia | Who are the 50 million that live in Colombia?

We are already 50 million. On Wednesday of this week we have achieved that milestone which don't say much itselft but it do give us the opportunity to take a look to see who we are.

February 13, 2020

Colombia 2020-2021: What are the main issues? and what to expect?

Global growth stabilizes in 2020 at low levels. On the local side, the economy will grow 3.2% in 2020 driven by internal demand, particularly from investment. Inflation returns to a decreasing path and interest rates remain stable in this context in 2020.

February 10, 2020

The risk of sargassum to the economy and tourism of Quintana Roo and Mexico

An analysis of economic variables and through Big Data is made to quantify the effects of sargassum in the tourist activity of Quintana Roo in 2019. The results do not find solid evidence in this regard, either because it was not a relevant factor or by the success of mitigation actions.

February 6, 2020

Colombia | The Global Economy Imposes Challenges on the Region

Latin America will face a context of a moderate world growth recovery and latent global tensions, despite the latter having reduced lately. In addition, social discontent and political tensions present in some countries of the region need to be taken into account.

January 31, 2020

Colombia | The first meeting of the year

January is over and the calendar of the Board of the Bank of the Republic begins. In this little more than a month that has passed since December, the members of the Board are going to sit down to discuss a world that closed 2019 with calmer markets but with global growth that stabilized at low levels.