Latin American, Caribbean Economic Challenges on Debate in Cuba

Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The main challenges being faced by Latin American and Caribbean economies will be the focus of the debates at an event that will bring together professionals of economic and social sciences, academic, decision makers and civil society in this capital.

The persistence of the global crisis and the continuity of its effects in the region will be analyzed at the event ‘The Economy of Latin America and the Caribbean Facing the New International Environment. Main Challenges’, scheduled from September 11 to 13 at Havana’s Conference Center.

The National Association of Economists and Accountant of Cuba (ANEC) and the Latin America and Caribbean Economic Association are organizing the event.

The real possibility that the region promotes a gradual change in the productive and commercial structure, integration, the new economic and commercial policy of the United States and its possible effects will also be analyzed.

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, cooperatives and their role in the current situation are also among the issues to be debated.

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAC) recently updated its projections for the growth of productive activity and services for the countries of the region in 2018 and kept its estimate of average expansion at 2.2 percent, after growing 1.2 percent in 2017.

Among the factors supporting statistics in 2017 are the moderate growth of the world economy, certain dynamism of international trade and investment, even though they do not exceed the trend prior to the 2008 economic crisis, says the call to the event, posted on the ANEC’s website.

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