U.S. LATIN AMERICA RELATIONS
A conversation with Dr. Inés Bustillo
On this episode we talk with Dr. Ines Bustillo, Director of the Washington D.C. office for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean (ECLAC).
Dr. Bustillo has spent her career involved with macroeconomic analysis, international trade, and finance. She was previously a Professor of Economics at Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and Visiting Faculty at American University in Washington D.C. after also serving as a consultant to the World Bank, Operadora de Bolsa in Mexico City, and the Center for Latin American and Monetary Studies.
This past summer, I interned with ECLAC’s Washington D.C. office and had Dr. Bustillo was kind enough to join the podcast and share her thoughts on the history of ECLAC, its continued significance for the region, and recent regional economic trends.
ECLAC (or CEPAL in Spanish) was established in 1948 and is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. Its headquarters in Santiago, Chile along with sub regional headquarters and offices in Mexico City, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Bogota, and Washington DC. Its purpose is to support the economic development of Latin America and strengthen the economic ties between countries in the region and the rest of the world.
For more information:www.cepal.org
TEODORO MARTINEZ III
Teodoro Martinez III is a Master of International Affairs Candidate at the School of Global Policy and Strategy focusing on international economics and politics. He formerly worked as Communications Director at the California State Assembly and served as legislative staff working on a range of public policy issues including health, transportation, taxation, and housing after completing the California Senate Fellowship. He previously earned a B.A. in Communication at California State University, Monterey Bay where he researched pathways to civic engagement, conflict resolution, and intercultural communication.
DR. INÉS BUSTILLO
Dr. Inés Bustillo is Director of the Washington Office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). She joined ECLAC in 1989 as an Economic Affairs Officer and has worked on topics that include macroeconomic analysis, international trade, and finance. Previously, Bustillo was a Professor of Economics at the Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico City), Visiting Faculty at American University, and a consultant to the World Bank, the Center for Latin American and Monetary Studies (CEMLA), and Operadora de Bolsa in Mexico City. Bustillo, a national of Uruguay, earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from American University.