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Homes and Coffee Fields Abandoned as Violence Continues in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: ConflictHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Violence linked to local land disputes in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, continues to drive coffee farmers and their families out of their homes and fields and into temporary camps. Faced with ongoing attacks, community representatives asked for military and police protection.

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Mexico City’s Shelters Provide Care to Pregnant Women Traveling North

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationReproductive Rights

For pregnant women traveling north from Central America, the trip is often a harsh and bumpy ride. Healthcare provided by shelters in Mexican towns and cities are providing them with much-needed relief.

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Venezuelan Engineers Flee to Argentina but Find Few Jobs Await

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationJobs

As Venezuela’s economic crisis worsens, almost 7,000 Venezuelan engineers have moved to Argentina during the past two years. But Argentina’s economy is staggering, too, and the job market is fiercely competitive, so where does that leave a trained engineer?

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Despite Reputation as Way Station, Mexico Is Becoming a Destination for Migrant Women

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationWomen's Rights

Women are nearly as likely as men to migrate, fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries to seek opportunities abroad. Many of these women don’t set out for Mexico – but a new social program and the success stories of others are making it an attractive destination.

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Dominican Republic Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration, Sending Many Haitians Home

Region: Haiti

Topics: Human Migration

After Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake and with frequent political turmoil there, tens of thousands of Haitians have crossed the border on their island in recent years to the neighboring Dominican Republic. But the Dominican Republic has started to send many of those Haitians back.

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Argentina’s Peso Falls – and so Do Migrant Workers’ Remittances

Region: Argentina

Topics: EconomyHuman MigrationMoney

Workers from around the world came to Argentina for jobs that would let them send meaningful remittances to family members in their home countries. But Argentina’s peso is rapidly depreciating, and inflation is rising, and now many of these migrant workers are wondering what to do about the plunging values of their remittances and their bank accounts.

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‘I Was Waiting for This Chance to Flee’

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human Migration

Many people in a huge caravan that began in Honduras and is now in southern Mexico say they plan to walk to the U.S. Nearly 2,000 people have chosen along the way to seek asylum in Mexico, but more than 5,000 people continue north.

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Soaring Rents, High Demand Pushing out Many Buenos Aires Tenants

Region: Argentina

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsMoney

Affordable housing is out of reach for many Buenos Aires renters, and experts and tenants’ groups are looking at ways to rectify the situation.

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Ancient Waterways Threatened by Mexico City’s Booming Population Growth

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureHuman Migration

For hundreds of years, Xochimilco, south of central Mexico City, has been home to an elaborate network of canals and traditional floating crops. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is protected, and building atop the crops is illegal – but laws and designations have been no match for Mexico City’s unstoppable sprawl.

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Facing Extreme Risk on the Journey North, Many Central Americans Choose to Stay in Mexico

Region: MexicoWorld

Topics: Human Migration

People crossing the southern border of the U.S. face tremendous risks both from immigration authorities and the punishing desert climate, but an effort in southern Mexico aims to make migrants aware of these risks and expand access to asylum applications in Mexico. The effort’s striking results aren’t making headlines – but they’re making a difference.

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