Surveys of Venezuelans in Four Latin American Countries
The Inter-American Dialogue carried out surveys of Venezuelan migrants, as well as other populations, in four Latin American countries. These countries were Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama. Surveys were carried out between August 2018 and March 2019.
The attached presentation summarizes some relevant data regarding the study, which a forthcoming paper will expand.
“Despite the 2008 economic recession and the ensuing decrease in the value of commodities, Colombia has maintained a steady growth rate and continued foreign investment”, said Mauricio Cárdenas, Colombia’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit, during an April 19 discussion at the Inter-American Dialogue.
On August 1, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Visión Democrática to host an event on “The Many Faces of Venezuelan Migration: Challenges and Solutions.” The panelists discussed the status and features of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, particularly across the Colombian border, and the accelerated growth of the Venezuelan diaspora over the past few years.
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