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María José Espinosa Carrillo

Executive Director, Center for Democracy In The Americas

María José Espinosa Carrillo

María José Espinosa Carrillo is an economist and foreign policy expert with more than twelve years of experience in policy research, advocacy, and international relations. At CDA, María José has developed advocacy, program, and communication strategies that drive transformative action in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean on issues including regional migration, climate, LGBTQ+ and women rights, and protections for refugees and migrants. She has played a key role in bringing voices from the region into the US policy debate and has crafted and led over twenty high-level U.S. delegations on fact-finding trips to Central America, Cuba, and the U.S.-Mexico border to educate US policymakers and other key stakeholders. Earlier in her career, María José worked as an international affairs analyst on economic, political, and social implications of U.S. relations with Asia and Oceania. She began her career as a professor in the School of Economics at the University of Havana.

María José was recognized by New America as one of the 2020 Latino National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders. She holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Economics and Tourism from the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Spain; an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Havana in Cuba; and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Havana.

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2:15 PM EST

Immigration Session "Navigating The Latino Immigrant Experience" Discussion On Immigration Policies And Their Impacts

The current state of immigration policies in the United States significantly impacts Latino communities, with several challenges faced by Latino immigrants due to existing and evolving regulations.

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