The amount of money that migrants around the world send back home increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade, according to a new analysis. Technically known as ‘remittances,’ the total amount of these cash transfers grew from $296 billion dollars in 2007 to $445 billion in 2016 – triple what is spent by rich countries on foreign aid each year.
A recent study has found that Mexico is home to nearly half of all children and adolescents who are employed in Latin America. The study found that 3.6 million Mexican children and adolescents between five and 17 years old are employed and that six out of every 10 children in Mexico are looking for an “informal but honest” way to survive.
In a rejection of the U.S. government’s military-based approach to illegal migration, Mexico is now working with Guatemala to make their shared border safer and more humane for refugees fleeing violence in Central America. Many refugees travel to Mexico or the U.S., where they fall victim to criminal organizations, violence or other abuses that can leave them injured and traumatized.
A new report has called on the U.S., Mexico and Canada to increase their formal resettlement and family reunification quotas for refugees fleeing “extreme violence” in Central America.
Latin America’s economy is growing, but low investment investment in the region threatens to slow poverty reductions, a top U.N. official said this week.
A new census in Mexico’s southern state of Veracruz has for the first time measured economic status differences among ethnic groups, revealing staggeringly high rates of poverty within its indigenous community.
The Mexican government has decided to grant residency permits to nearly 600 migrants from Cuba, where dismal economic prospects have forced thousands to seek new lives in countries without the means or will to take them.
Education experts in Mexico met last week to discuss inequality, which they say will be the greatest challenge in reforming the country’s education system.
After a series of federal actions cracking down on illegal immigration in the United States, fewer migrants are entering the country illegally, but more refugees are seeking asylum in Mexico.
The Mexican government publicly apologized to three indigenous women who were wrongly imprisoned for nearly four years, but the women say it doesn’t remedy the systemic discrimination that perpetuates the marginalization and poverty among Mexico’s indigenous people.