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Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic Regional Resident Representative Site

Regional Resident Representative Office in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

January 2010

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic, including the activities of the IMF Regional Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the IMF country pages of the enlarged Central American region (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama), including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Central America as a region and with each of its countries.

News and Highlights

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Press Release: Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic: Challenges Following the 2008-09 Global Crisis

January 21, 2013 click for more

Letter of Condolence of the IMF Deputy Managing Director, Naoyuki Shinohara, to Guatemala's IMF Governor, Bank of Guatemala's President Edgar Barquín

November 12, 2012 click for more

Elected president meets IMF authorities

XI Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic; July 26-27, 2012 click for more

Danilo Medina discuss possible agreement with IMF

XI Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic; July 26-27, 2012 click for more

Danilo Medina takes on agreement with IMF

XI Annual Regional Conference on Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic; July 26-27, 2012 click for more

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Central America and The IMF

Press Release: Private Sector, Infrastructure and Continued Reforms Key to Jumpstarting Growth in El Salvador

May 15, 2015

Press Release: El Salvador Convenes Forum on Boosting Investment, Jobs and Growth

May 11, 2015

Press Release: IMF Mission Concludes Review Mission to Honduras

March 17, 2015

Panama: Concluding Statement of the 2015 Article IV Mission

March 13, 2015

Press Release: IMF Concludes Staff Visit to Nicaragua

March 12, 2015

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Western Hemisphere

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The economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean remains very challenging. Regional growth is projected to decline for a fifth consecutive year in 2015, dipping below 1 percent. Weakness is concentrated among South America's commodity exporters, where falling global commodity prices have compounded country-specific challenges. Meanwhile, growth is projected to be steady or stronger for most of the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, supported by lower oil bills for importers and robust economic recovery in the United States. The analysis in this report examines core challenges facing the region: the impact of lower commodity prices on fiscal and external positions, the drivers of the slowdown in investment, and the role of economic diversification for longer-term growth prospects. Click for more

2014 Annual Meetings

Regional Resident Representative for Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Mario Garza

Mario Garza
Regional Resident Representative
7a Ave. 22-01, Zona 1
Central Bank of Guatemala
Guatemala City
PBX IMF (502) 2390-6060
PBX BANGUAT: (502) 2429-6000 Ext. 7760
Email: ca-office@imf.org