Posts Tagged ‘World Bank’

What will the Dominican Republic lose if it expels the Haitians?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

haitianos[Translation of a BBC Mundo article from June 18, 2015. See original here and related articles here, here, here, here and here. See World Bank report referred to below here.]

By Natalia Guerrero

The Dominican Republic and Haiti are two small countries sharing a small island where a potentially large problem is brewing.

Beginning on Wednesday, at least 180,000 Haitians, of the 458,000 the government calculates are living on Dominican soil, became subject to deportation for lack of documents, under provisions of the new Dominican Plan for the Regularization of Foreigners.

The new migration measure, which became law in 2013 after a controversial ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal (CT), seeks to normalize the migratory and labor situation of citizens of foreign origins who live in Dominican territory, and affects above all the Haitian population, which makes up 87% of immigrants in the country. (more…)

A conversation with Eduardo Galeano

Friday, July 27th, 2012

((El Mostrador photo))

“Two centuries of workers’ gains thrown into the garbage can”

[Translation of an interview by BBC World as published in El Mostrador of Santiago, Chile, for July 24, 2012. See original here.]

“This is a violent and deceitful world but we cannot lose hope and enthusiasm for changing it,” Eduardo Galeano declares.

The Uruguayan writer, his continent’s literary historian in works like The Open Veins of Latin America and the trilogy Memories of Fire, spoke with BBC World on the latest events in Latin America and the world economic crisis.

From his usual table in the centrally located Café Brasilero, leaving the cold of the southern hemisphere winter outside, he insists,“The greatness of humanity is in the small things that are done every day, day in, day out, that nameless people do without knowing they are doing them.” (more…)

Mexico leads in migration, holds third place in remittances

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

[Translation of an article from El Universal of Mexico City for November 9. See original article here and World Bank report here.]

By José Manuel Arteaga

Mexico will be the country with the greatest migration in the world in 2010, with 11.9 million residents leaving the country in search of a better future, the World Bank reports.

Our country will surpass India, which will end 2010 with 11.4 million people leaving its territory.

Mexico will furthermore see more migration than Russia or China, which are predicted to end the year with 11.1 million and 8.3 million migrants respectively. (more…)

Mexicans make up 50% of the new poor in Latin America

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Crisis has cast 10 million Latin Americans into deep poverty

[Translation of an article from La Jornada of Mexico City for April 22, 2010.]

By Roberto González Amador

Washington, DC, April 21 – Half of the Latin Americans who fell into poverty in 2009 as a result of the economic crisis are Mexican, according to estimates by the World Bank and the Mexican government.

“Mexico accounts for an important portion” of the increase in the number of poor people in Latin America, the World Bank says.

The effect of the crisis in the region that should concern us the most is the increase in poverty, Augusto de la Torre, chief World Bank economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, declared on Wednesday.

The number of poor people in the region increased by nine to ten million as a consecuence of the economic crisis, he said. (more…)