One Year Later: Slow Progress on a Key Migration Initiative

By Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian

A year after AQ’s report on the Summit of the Americas, an agreement on migration risks missing the chance for true regional cooperation.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on Lula and Latin America On the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas last June, 20 countries signed the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection, agreeing to increase coordination and cooperation on migration and forced displacement of people. The need is clear: A staggering 26% of the world’s migrants—more than 73.5 million people according to the 2022 World Migration Report—lived in the Americas by the end of 2020. That equals 7% of the region’s population.  Having generated an umbrella space for regional...

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