Friendshoring will strengthen U.S. Latin America relation. Interview with the Wilson Center’s new director of the Latin American Program.

Benjamin Gedan has worked at the Wilson Center’s headquarters, at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., for quite some time now. Before being appointed as director of the Latin American Program, he was the Program’s deputy director, and the director of the Argentina Project. From his office, flanked by U.S. government offices, NGOs, and economic development experts, he has a privileged vantage point on Latin America. A widespread perception, Gedan said, is that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have been harmed by many adverse global circumstances. One of them is being caught in the middle of the conflicts and tensions that entangle China, Russia and the United States. Another is the return to autocracy, which is part of a […]


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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 […]