Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: The Politics Of Migration In Latin America 

The Migration Policy Institute’s Andrew Selee on recent trends in the region and how they're affecting politics
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Migration in the Americas is not a new story, but it is evolving fast. Countries that used to be senders of migrants are now also becoming recipients – Chile, Peru, Colombia, Brazil. Traditionally Latin America has had mostly welcoming policies towards migrants, but there are signs that could change in some countries. In the episode, AQ‘s Brian Winter speaks with Andrew Seele, President of the Migration Policy Institute, about migration trends and the countries where this has become a politically salient issue. Seele argues that there has been a hardening of positions, but there have also been successful attempts at integration.

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Andrew Selee is the president of the Migration Policy Institute.

Brian Winter is the editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly.  

Suggested reading:

The Migration Issue: A Special Report

Latin America’s Migration Policies Look Set to Tighten by Andrew Selee

The Creative Thinking Shaping Latin America’s Migrant Response by Andrew Selee

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