Safer and smarter cities: The 2021 Latin Trade Citizen Security Awards

Three outstanding cases received the 2021 Latin Trade Citizen Security Awards. The Brazilian State of Ceará, in the category of ‘Usage of analytics for crime reduction’; the Colombian city of Medellin, in the category of ‘Edge analytics innovation’; and the Mexican city of Tlajomulco, in the category of ‘Tech Pioneers’. For more than a decade, security has been a primary concern for the population in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is hardly surprising since the region remains the most violent in the world. With 13% of the world’s population, it represents 37% of the homicides. In addition to the tremendous cost in terms of human lives, homicide and violence take an economic toll that experts estimate at 3.5% of the […]


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 […]