New York, NY, April 20, 2020– “Even before the coronavirus hit, Latin America was struggling to cope with an unprecedented challenge—to its economies, healthcare systems, and societies at large,” write Americas Quarterly’s (AQ) editors in the latest issue launching today, April 20. Since 2015, more than 4.5 million Latin Americans have migrated elsewhere in the region. The newest edition of Americas Quarterly features stories about the crisis in schools, the impact on politics, the lasting changes to the economy, and more. In a world that’s been hit by a pandemic, the impacts of migration are much more intense.
Richard Lapper delves into a school in an Amazon city attempting to welcome new arrivals. Brian Winter explores growing xenophobia in Peru and elsewhere. Cecilia Tornaghi interviews Felipe Muñoz, the Colombian president's special adviser for the Venezuelan border. Danny Bahar looks at how delivering food can be a lifeline to migrants. Manuela Andreoni discusses how the private sector can profit from hiring migrants. Luisa Feline Freier analyzes how deadly diseases are making a comeback. Benjamin Russel reports from Tapachula, Mexico, about how migrants' struggles with trauma and mental health are going overlooked and undertreated. Brendan O’Boyle looks at the policies and initiatives that Latin American countries and cities have taken to welcome migrants.
Other articles in this issue include:
- What the Pandemic Does—and Doesn't—Change About Migration in Latin America by Susan Segal
- When Caracas Was a Safe Haven from Tyranny by Tomás Straka
- Latin America's Changing Remittance Landscape, by Leonie Rauls
- From Haiti to Chile, a Singer Bridges Styles—and Cultures by Charis McGowan
The issue will be available in its entirety on April 30 at AmericasQuarterly.org.
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