Migration has long been a part of the political, social and humanitarian landscape of Latin America and the Caribbean. Individuals and societies confront conditions outside of their control, which make people risk the perils that migration implies. In this event, the guest editor and contributors from the 2020 volume of Hemisphere, Migrations: The Hardships of Hope, examine some of the most salient cases of migration in the Americas.
Behind the massive migrant caravans that disrupted Mexican and Central American societies in 2018, there is a profound sense of political and social failure. In his presentation, Dr. Jose Miguel Cruz will address the relationship between politics and Central American migration.
Dr. Roody Reserve will provide insights on the motivations of migration from Haiti as well as examine broader trends in the history of Haitian migrants.
Jose Miguel Cruz, Director of Research, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU
Roody Reserve, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas, El Salvador
Moderator: Luis Guillermo Solis, Interim Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU and former President of Costa Rica