All blogs Written by Laura Porras


Opportunities for Development in Guatemala: A study on the nostalgic trade

Manuel Orozco, Laura Porras, Julia Yansura ˙ ˙ Opportunities for My Community

Inter-American Dialogue
Migrants often purchase products from their country of origin such as food, clothing or handicrafts, a practice which is known as the “nostalgic trade.”  To better understand this practice, the project surveyed 380 Guatemalans in the United States and visited more than 40 stores that offer Guatemalan nostalgic products. The…Read more +

Canada’s Migration Policy Model

Laura Porras ˙ ˙ Voces

At the core of a country's sovereignty and identity is determining who comes, who stays, and who is eligible for citizenship. Canada is a prime example of a successful migration policy in action.Read more +
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