Migration, Remittances & Development

The Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances and Development Program seeks to leverage migration and remittances for development. We focus on policies governing the flow of remittances, private sector financial and remittance services, and financial access for migrants and remittance recipient families. Through research, policy analysis, technical assistance, product development and project implementation, we have raised awareness and forged partnerships among public and private institutions in over 80 countries around the world.

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Thousands flee Venezuela, hoping to reach neighboring countries

Thousands flee Venezuela in the hopes of reaching Peru before the new passport restriction occurs. In the midst of an economic crisis worse than the Great Depression, the UN has categorically place this exodus near a crisis point. Michael Shifter, president of Inter-American Dialogue, discusses with CGTN’s Wang Guan the extent of this crisis, its implications at the international scale, and the measures that others can take to help.

Trends in Central American Migration

Manuel Orozco analyzes the current trends in Central American immigration. Although it is a relatively new phenomenon, mostly dating from the late 1970s, its impact in the region and on foreign policy is quite significant.

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