All blogs tagged with migration


Youth Thrive Through Extracurricular Education

Emma Leonardo Solorzano ˙ ˙ Migration, Remittances & Development

Cities Alliance and UNOPS logo
This blog refers to the “Thriving in San Marcos” initiative carried out in partnership with Cities Alliance. and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. “Thriving in San Marcos” promotes a skilled, professional workforce among future generations in the MANCUERNA region of Guatemala through our B’etil Diploma, an extracurricular education program with a pre-professional focus in collaboration…Read more +

Entrepreneurs Thrive through Business Coaching

Emma Leonardo Solorzano ˙ ˙ Migration, Remittances & Development

Cities Alliance and UNOPS logo
This blog refers to the “Thriving in San Marcos” initiative carried out in partnership with Cities Alliance and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. “Thriving in San Marcos” promotes strong local economies in the MANCUERNA region of Guatemala through access to credit and business coaching for entrepreneurs in collaboration with financial institutions and civil society organizations.…Read more +

Thriving Through Financial Inclusion

Emma Leonardo Solorzano ˙ ˙ Migration, Remittances & Development

Cities Alliance and UNOPS logo
This blog refers to the “Thriving in San Marcos” initiative carried out in partnership with Cities Alliance and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. “Thriving in San Marcos” promotes financial access and inclusion in the MANCUERNA region of Guatemala through financial education in close collaboration with financial institutions. MANCUERNA encompasses municipalities across San Marcos and Quetzaltenango,…Read more +

The Biden Administration has pledged significant aid to Central America. But where should it go and how should it get there?

Rachel Schwartz ˙ ˙ Voces

Floods El Salvador GWP / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0
Given its commitment to reviving multilateralism and bringing together diverse stakeholders, the Biden administration is well-positioned to use these instruments to implement its more holistic regional agenda. After decades of privileging police and military assistance and waiting for government uptake of institutional strengthening efforts, it is time to look beyond Central American states and reinvest in civil society-based anti-corruption coalitions that can be the engines of political and economic change.Read more +

Strengthening Human Capital in Guatemala in Partnership with Diaspora Groups

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙ Opportunities for My Community

Graduation Ceremony of the B’etil Diploma in El Palmar
Migrants have a strong potential to transform their families and societies; the challenge is harnessing this potential. The Opportunities for My Community project explores practical ways in which various actors, including diaspora groups and remittance companies, can work effectively to support education in Guatemala.Read more +

Myths and Assumptions about Remittances

Julia Yansura ˙ ˙ Voces

It is often mentioned that remittances “are primarily spent on consumption, housing and land, and are not utilized for productive investment that would contribute to long-run development.”[2] Statements such as these typically reflect value judgments rather than informed opinions based on empirical evidence. Read more +

Returning Home: Deportations & Return Migration

Manuel Orozco, Julia Yansura ˙ ˙ Voces

10/20/08 FOR MHL BY CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - - ICE's Removal Management Division transported 100 Honduran nationals (16 females, 94 males) aboard a 727 for a two hour and forty-eight minutes flight back to Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of its detention removal operation. The agency stages nine to eleven flights per day and is coordinated by its operation center in Kansas City, MO. CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF10/20/08 FOR MHL BY CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - - ICE's Removal Management Division transported 100 Honduran nationals (16 females, 94 males) aboard a 727 for a two hour and forty-eight minutes flight back to Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of its detention removal operation. The agency stages nine to eleven flights per day and is coordinated by its operation center in Kansas City, MO. In a early morning operation, Honduran nationals are moved off of detention center buses and searched prior to boarding a chartered flight for Tegucigalpa, Honduras. ICE takes custody of the migrants by conducting searches of their person and belongings during the transferring custody operation on the tarmac of San Antonio International Airport. CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF10/20/08 FOR MHL BY CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - - ICE's Removal Management Division transported 100 Honduran nationals (16 females, 94 males) aboard a 727 for a two hour and forty-eight minutes flight back to Tegucigalpa, Honduras as part of its detention removal operation. The agency stages nine to eleven flights per day and is coordinated by its operation center in Kansas City, MO. In a early morning operation, Honduran nationals are moved off of detention center buses and searched prior to boarding a chartered flight for Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The undocumented Hondurans fill the seats of a Boeing 727. Many try to come to terms of being returned back to Honduras. CARL JUSTE/MIAMI HERALD STAFF
While the number of people leaving Central America is well documented, less is known on how many return home, either voluntarily or involuntarily.Read more +