Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Central America & Caribbean regional economy to shift into a higher gear in 2019.

Regional economic activity is seen shifting into a higher gear this year, mainly owing to a recovery in Puerto Rico. Remittances and tourism inflows should remain robust on a sound U.S. labor market, which should boost household incomes in turn. U.S. immigration policy uncertainty, exposure to extreme weather events and the crisis in Nicaragua pose key downside risks, however.


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