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Crossing the Atlantic in search of new destinations: Contemporary
African migration to Latin America.

Por
Luisa Feline Freier (publicado en 2011-06-27 por yessicm2010 )
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Publicado y/o Presentado en:
IV Congreso de la Red Internacional de Migración y Desarrollo. Crisis Global y Estrategias Migratorias: hacia la redefinición de las políticas de movilidad. 18, 19 y 20 de Mayo del 2001. Flacso-Quito, Ecuador.
Resumen:
International migratory systems are subject to constant quantitative and geographic shifts. This paper describes the recent influx of contemporary African migration to Latin America. It furthermore outlines the policy reactions to these inflows by Latin American governments, focusing on Argentina and Mexico. The paper suggests that constant or increasing pushfactors out of Africa, the migration constraint of increasingly restrictive European and USAmerican immigration policies and the combination of the pull-factors of relatively high development levels and permissive immigration policies of some Latin America countries lead to the expansion of African migration to Latin America. Comparing the policy reactions of Argentina and Mexico shows that Latin American governments respond differently to recent African immigration, depending on the characteristics of country-specific inflows, historic socio-political factors and domestic and international political interests. These results are based on existing literature, reports published by the Organization of American States and preliminary questioning of Argentine and Mexican immigration officials.