A Trio of Migration Crises in Latin America Won’t Stay Confined to the Region

A Trio of Migration Crises in Latin America Won’t Stay Confined to the Region
A Venezuelan migrant holds her passport while waiting in line for a bus in Tumbes, Peru, Aug. 25, 2018 (AP photo by Martin Mejia).

In the hierarchy of global attention, problems affecting Latin America rank well below the various political dramas and turmoil unfolding in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. But that high threshold cannot obscure the daunting reality in the region. Latin America today is facing three simultaneous, largely unrelated migration crises, placing enormous pressure on already limited resources and testing the stability, durability and effectiveness of its leaders, values and institutions. Large numbers of people are currently fleeing for their lives from three separate conflicts in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Central America’s so-called Northern Triangle, which includes El Salvador, Guatemala […]

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