This article appeared in the AS/COA (American Society/ Council on Americas) newletter. Roberto
Exploring New Migration Patterns in the Americas
Jacqueline Mazza and Eleanor Sohnen of the Inter-American Development Bank write, “The large stock of Mexican migrants in the United States…has continued to overshadow more recent and more ground-shifting trends of migration within Latin American countries.” In an article for the Migration Information Source, the authors argue that the Latin America and the Caribbean labor markets are experiencing a process of globalization and growing intraregional migration. The shift could lead to a reshaping of some Latin American sectors, they argue. The top five originating countries are Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile and Nicaragua while the top destination countries are Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Chile.