Lessons from G20: Integration, not exclusion

By Ingo Plöger, President, Strategic Council of CEAL The highlight of G20 was to make the distinction of national interest versus international commitments. While the UK has to manage  Brexit, the U.S. seeks to reduce its isolation, Russia wants more acceptance and three Latin American presidents enhance their efforts for more integration. Mexico and Brazil are negotiating their commerce agreement to triple the items of cooperation. Argentina and Brazil are working to push the Mercosur-EU negotiations. All of them are ratifying their commitments to the Paris Agreement on sustainability. Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile in the Pacific Alliance have begun negotiations with Mercosur.  Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance have more or less the same GDP of $4 trillion. The difference […]


Nature’s Currency: How Biodiversity Credits are Reshaping Conservation

By Victoria Galeano* Imagine sipping your morning coffee in a...

“Latin America, the vision of its leaders” A book by Andrés Rugeles and 100 regional leaders

The Colombian Andrés Rugeles has achieved an almost impossible...

Global Tourism Industry on Track for Full Recovery by 2024

The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]