Title

Venezuelan economic crisis: crossing Latin American and Caribbean borders

Date of Publication

2018 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Migration

Keywords

srhreports, migration, country-venezuela, migration, economiccrisis, human trafficking, poverty

Description

The Venezuelan economic crisis has created a direct impact on the migration patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean, both voluntary and involuntary. The ramifications of the crisis are political and economic, as Venezuelans flee political upheaval in search of economic opportunity. Exacerbated levels of poverty, crime, hyperinflation and poor governance have all increased the migration of Venezuelans to neighboring Caribbean and Latin American countries. There has also been a renewed concern for human trafficking in the region as the country is already vulnerable population fall victim to sex tourism, smuggling, and forced migration across borders. This south-to-south migration is worth examining, because neighboring countries are ill equipped to absorb millions of emigrants who are now pouring into their borders seeking refuge and social mobility. As a once thriving economy collapses, its citizens are fighting to survive, seeing migration as its only solution, amidst crime, poverty, food insecurity and political instability.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Venezuelan economic crisis: crossing Latin American and Caribbean borders

The Venezuelan economic crisis has created a direct impact on the migration patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean, both voluntary and involuntary. The ramifications of the crisis are political and economic, as Venezuelans flee political upheaval in search of economic opportunity. Exacerbated levels of poverty, crime, hyperinflation and poor governance have all increased the migration of Venezuelans to neighboring Caribbean and Latin American countries. There has also been a renewed concern for human trafficking in the region as the country is already vulnerable population fall victim to sex tourism, smuggling, and forced migration across borders. This south-to-south migration is worth examining, because neighboring countries are ill equipped to absorb millions of emigrants who are now pouring into their borders seeking refuge and social mobility. As a once thriving economy collapses, its citizens are fighting to survive, seeing migration as its only solution, amidst crime, poverty, food insecurity and political instability.