Axel van Trotsenburg, vice president, World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo by: REUTERS / Minzayar

WASHINGTON — The international community must address development challenges in Central America by improving education, supporting businesses, and creating employment, according to World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean Vice President Axel van Trotsenburg.

As migrants continue flowing out of a region that has struggled to provide adequate economic opportunity and public safety for its population, van Trotsenburg said the bank must assess where it can be most effective.  

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    Teresa Welsh

    Teresa Welsh is a Reporter with Devex based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Devex, Teresa wrote about Latin America from McClatchy's Washington Bureau and covered foreign affairs for U.S. News and World Report. She worked as a reporter in Colombia, where she previously lived teaching English. Teresa earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and Latin American studies from the University of Wisconsin.