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Press Event Invite: Are Uncertainties in the Developed World Seeding a New Crisis in Latin America?

June 2, 2011

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Please join us for the bi-annual meeting of The Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (CLAAF) led by committee president and CGD senior fellow Liliana Rojas-Suarez. At the event, CLAAF will participate in a panel discussion on the extent of the potential damage to growth and stability in emerging market economies, especially Latin America, arising from the severe problems facing developed countries.

In particular, the Committee will address:

  • Whether current difficulties in the North could lead to a fresh global crisis of “Lehman’s dimensions”

  • Whether the resilience shown by many emerging markets, especially Latin America, during the 2008-09 global crisis could be repeated if a new severe global disruption were to emerge.

  • Whether early signals of economic and financial instability have already appeared in Latin America

  • What policy options should Latin America take to avoid a “band aid approach” where many small remedies fail to achieve the desired cure

    Event Details:

    Tuesday, June 7, 2010



    Center for Global Development

    1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor

    Closest Metro: Dupont Circle (Red Line)

    *Please bring photo identification*

    A conference call in Spanish will be available for press only following the event from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The call in number is provided below.

    US/Canada Dial-in #: (800) 374-0057

    Int’l/Local Dial in #: (973) 638-3274

    Conference ID: 71944940

Related Experts

Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Initiative