March 17, 2009
Since the mid-1990s the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been the leading source of multilateral financing for Colombia. Over the last 50 years, the IDB has approved more than US$14.8 billion in loans and non-refundable technical cooperation projects for Colombia. Throughout its history, the IDB has supported the Colombian government and private sector in key development areas such as infrastructure, state modernization and reform, small and medium enterprise, agriculture, energy, climate change and environmental protection.
May 20, 2008
In celebration of the centennial and restoration of Buenos Aires' Teatro Colón (Colón Theater), one of the world’s greatest opera houses, the IDB is hosting a lecture by its director, Dr. Horacio Sanguinetti, on Wednesday, May 21st, as well as an art and photography exhibit, opening the same day. The restoration of Teatro Colón is a $25 million project, partially financed by the IDB through a $400 million loan approved in 1998, to support the fiscal reform of the city of Buenos Aires.
August 24, 2007
A selection of 39 artworks by recognized Caribbean artists will be on display in a new art exhibit at the IDB. This vibrant exhibit coming from a collection of two thousand works, of the Organization of American States (OAS) Art Museum of the Americas, features paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and photographs by masters such as Amelia Peláez, Juan José Sicre and Mario Carreño. The selection centers on countries that represent the Spanish, English, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean, offering a broad perspective of the region.
June 26, 2007
A reserve of 730 hectares of cloud forest in rural Ecuador is part of a community project known as Santa Lucía that seeks to conserve nature through ecotourism and generate new income for local campesino families who manage their own resources.
May 31, 2007
Both vitality and pluralism blend in the new IDB Cultural Center art exhibit, titled Young Costa Rican Artists: Nine Proposals. The show displays the work of nine contemporary Costa Rican artists who embody some of the most recent trends in the country's contemporary art scene. This eclectic exhibition includes works in media as varied as installations, painting, interactive digital art, ceramics, digital graphics, conventional photography, wire drawing and manufacture with recycled materials.
January 01, 2007
The Teatro Colón (“Columbus Theater”), one of the finest opera houses in the Americas, renown worldwide for its acoustics and the world class artists who have graced its stage over the decades, is being renovated in preparation for the celebration of its one hundredth anniversary.
December 04, 2006
The IDB Cultural Center opens its Third Inter-American Biennial of Video Art Exhibit on December 4 to broaden the discussion of economic and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean through the creative channel of video art and documentaries. This new video art exhibit, which runs through January 19, displays a great deal of diversity and offers different visions of current issues in the region, ranging from faulty social policies and chaotic cities to ecological disasters.
June 01, 2006
Referred to as the Land of Six Peoples, the face of Guyana is diverse, with a mixture of East Indian, African, European and Amerindian ethic groups, among others. Expressions of this Caribbean country’s racial and cultural diversity are vividly reflected in its art, currently on display in the exhibit, The Arts of Guyana: A Multicultural Caribbean Adventure, at the IDB´s Cultural Center through August 11, 2006.
June 01, 2006
A new exhibit in the IDB Cultural Center Gallery entitled “The Arts of Guyana: A Multicultural Caribbean Adventure” features both utilitarian utensils made by the Guyanese Amerindians and paintings, sculptures, and leather and fiber objects by contemporary artists from different ethnic backgrounds living in Guyana.
March 01, 2006
By Charo QuesadaWhen Mexicans or Panamanians say they are “going to the Chino for groceries” they are not talking about some Chinese individual that happened to open a business around the corner from where they live. In their countries, the Chinese store has become an institution with a long tradition, providing a large and convenient selection of basic products, at low cost and with convenient business hours.