The Decade of Latin America and the Caribbean: A Real Opportunity
Moreno Mejía, Luis Alberto
This book takes a unique look at current economic and social development trends in Latin America and the Caribbean and the region's challenges for the future. The book's author, Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), highlights the region's strengths as a result of a favorable external environment and its social gains and institutional reforms. He also notes that the region still has a long way to go. Despite the present positive outlook, he says, the region faces risks that future events could still see a downturn if public policies are inadequate, if lessons of the past are forgotten, and if the obstacles that stand in the way of rapidly achieving equity are not recognized.