The initiative, which began in 2015, consisted of a series of 14 interviews with renowned personalities in the areas of politics, economics, development and international relations in order to analyze the most relevant and current issues of Latin America and the world.
The "Conversando con CAF" series comes to an end of season with a final special program that compiles the best of each edition, a cycle of interviews with renowned personalities from various areas promoted by CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.
"Conversando con CAF" began in 2015 at the hand of CAF's role as knowledge promoter of and about Latin America. The series was designed as a space for dialogue to analyze themes relevant to Latin America and the world from the perspective of influential personalities from the areas of development, politics, economics and international relations.
The cycle consisted of a series of 14 entertaining and in-depth conversations in which the guests shared their points of view with Enrique Garcia and a moderator, reflecting upon the latest issues in the region and world.
China's role, Latin America's insertion in the world, the challenges with respect to gender in the region, the impact of the peace process in Colombia, the changes in Cuba and challenges to achieve sustainable development were some of the issues addressed during the interviews in these two years.
In line with CAF's vision of promoting a plural and open debate, figures with a wide variety of opinions and ideologies have participated in "Conversando con CAF."
The special guests were: former presidents and heads of state José Mujica (Uruguay), Ricardo Lagos (Chile), Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic) and José María Aznar (Spain); ex-Chancellors Alejandro Foxley (Chile), Celso Amorim (Brazil), José Antonio Meade (Mexico) and Allan Wagner (Peru); Michel Camdessus, ex Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Enrique Iglesias, former Iberoamerican Secretary General and former director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Rebeca Grynspan, Ibero-american Secretary General (Segib); Miguel Ángel Insulza, former Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), and Marco Aurelio García, former International Affairs Adviser of the Presidency of Brazil.
Their personal experiences, curiosity and reflections shared during the "Conversando con CAF" cycle have contributed to the collective knowledge construction about the region and, through it, to the promotion of sustainable and inclusive development in Latin America.
The last program of the cycle compiles the best of each interview and can be seen at: www.conversandoconcaf.com
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