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From the group’s work

The practical results that are intended to be obtained through the observatory consist of the development of knowledge from the discovery, obtaining and production of qualitative and quantitative sources and the construction of a database on Central America and the Caribbean. At the same time, it is planned to incorporate new students in order to start them in scientific research on topics related to our area of ​​interest; publicizing the observatory, incorporating new researchers from the Federal University of Latin American Integration and other institutions interested in Central America and the Caribbean, and establishing partnerships with other centers. We also try to show the progress of our research in congresses and publications, give lectures and short courses, invite specialized scientists in Central America and the Caribbean, and continue to develop training spaces that even express themselves in the disciplines taught by the professors of our university involved in the observatory.


Paula Daniela Fernández Hellmund

ID Lattes: 8091331358952481


Adrian Camilo Cabrera Solarte

ID Lattes: 5303374849361318


Research lines

Transnational capital, state and ruling classes

Central America and the Caribbean are spaces for intervention and dispute, where local and international agents participate, who carry out various economic activities that have the support of national states, and cause significant socio-environmental impacts. According to the above, it is proposed to identify, analyze and explain the processes of economic transnationalization in Central America and the Caribbean, examining in detail the implications of this configuration in the economic, social and political plan.

Knowledge areas

  • Applied Social Sciences> Economics> International Economics> Political Economy
  • Humanities> Sociology> Economic sociology

International cooperation, regional integration processes and public policies

It seeks to research the regional integration processes in Central America and the Caribbean, to compare the different integration experiences, to study cooperation within the region and with other countries and regional blocs, and to investigate public policies developed in the countries of the area such as: policies social, educational and health.

Knowledge areas

  • Humanities> Political Science> International Politics> International, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations

Extractivism and development models

It proposes to study the export extractive model – based on the exploration of non-renewable natural resources, contamination, the development of major infrastructure works and the loss of biodiversity – in Central America and the Caribbean, and the socio-environmental impact of this model.

Knowledge areas

  • Humanities> Sociology> Political Ecology


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