“Uruguay could be a Silicon Valley of the south”, said Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Mauricio Claver-Carone Wednesday after meeting in Montevideo with President Luis Lacalle Pou.
Mexico and Argentina have delayed a key meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank until after the Nov. 3 U.S. election, delivering an early setback to plans by the bank’s new U.S. chief to install vice presidents from smaller countries.
Mauricio Claver-Carone, the White House official elected to lead Latin America’s regional development bank, said he aims to play a constructive role in Argentina’s negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s pick to run Latin America’s main financing institution appears poised to win the top job in this weekend’s election amid faltering regional opposition to having a U.S. citizen run the bank for the first time in 61 years.
The United States and Colombia will work together to bring new investment to rural areas of the country, officials said on Monday, as Colombia's president reiterated support for the U.S. candidate to lead the Inter-American Development Bank.
By Christopher Sabatini (*) The Trump administration’s intemperate, partisan crusade against international institutions has extended to the Western Hemisphere’s most important multilateral bank.
The Trump administration announced it plans to nominate the top White House official for Latin America to lead the Inter-American Development Bank, aiming to break a six-decade tradition of choosing the bank's leadership from candidates in that region.
A senior adviser to president Trump said that former Bolivian leader Evo Morales has become a “headache” for Argentina. Mauricio Claver-Carone told the Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete that Argentina should have focused on its economic issues instead of granting Morales asylum.