Latin America and the Caribbean see slower growth in next four years

March 19, 2009
Latin American and Caribbean leaders expect per capita income to fall or grow moderately in the 2009–2012  period and governments to rely more on financing from international institutions, according to a survey by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The expectations contrast sharply with the recent economic performance in the region, where product per capita grew 4.1 percent annually in the past five years.

The IDB, a partner of Colombia in development

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.

IDB celebrates 100th anniversary, restoration of Buenos Aires' historic Teatro Colón

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.

IDB art exhibition honors Miami

February 19, 2008
Miami's characteristic intensity and diversity are on display in "Extended Boundary: Latin American and Caribbean Artists in Miami," the new art exhibit presented by the IDB's Cultural Center. The exhibit pays homage to the host city of the IDB's 2008 Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, to be held in April of this year.

Latin American embassies and official residences showcase their artworks at the IDB Cultural Center

November 19, 2007
Outstanding examples of Latin American art in the possession of embassies, official residences and other government delegations and representatives in Washington DC, are displayed at a new art exhibit organized by the IDB Cultural Center. The exhibit, titled Artful Diplomacy:  Art as Latin America's Ambassador in Washington, D.C., features a selection of  59 works of art by major latin American artists, such as Raquel Forner, Roberto Matta, Cándido Portinari, Fernando Botero, Armando Reverón, Héctor Poleo, and Marina Núñez del Prado.

Latin American art travels to Arkansas

July 06, 2007
Arkansas, home to thousands of Latin American immigrants in the United States, will also be home to a special IDB Art Collection at the Arkansas Arts Center in the state capital, Little Rock, from July 6 to August 19, 2007. This exhibition showcases work from the 26 Latin American IDB member countries, with 62 artists represented, ranging from Cuban Wilfredo Lam to Chilean Roberto Sebastian Matta.

Women on the challenges of being a scientist in Latin America and the Caribbean

January 16, 2007
Regardless of whether you’re a woman or a man, it’s not easy being a scientist in Latin America or the Caribbean (LAC).  Like anywhere else in the world, from the time one starts university it takes ten years of research and hard work just to earn a PhD in LAC, followed by several years working in postdoctoral fellowship positions.

Video art mirrors Latin American socioeconomic issues

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.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the IDB

September 18, 2006
The heated debate surrounding immigration policy reform in the United States, which overwhelmingly focuses on Latinos, the country’s largest and fastest growing minority, pulls at the heartstrings of many, both domestically and abroad.

Hispanic heritage in the United States

August 01, 2006
By Charo QuesadaOctober is Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States, and for the 2006 celebration, the Inter-American Development Bank is highlighting the contribution made by Latin American peoples to U.S. culture by exhibiting a selection of works from its Art Collection at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C.