Eine Frau geht an einer Weltkarte, die aus Kinderporträts besteht, am Freitag (18.06.2010) im JuniorMuseum in Köln vorbei.

South America

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South America has experienced various phases of immigration from Europe since its discovery at the end of the 15th century. At the same time, many South Americans have migrated to the USA and European states since the 20th century. Due to the political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, intra-regional migratory movements are currently increasing.

Leere Regale in einem Supermarkt in Caracas/Venezuela im Januar 2019

Luisa Feline Freier, Soledad Castillo Jara

The Venezuelan Emigration Crisis

Millions of Venezuelans have left their country of origin in the past years. How can this be explained, and how do other South American countries receive these migrants? An overview.

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Migranten auf dem Pan-American Highway

Leiza Brumat

Freedom of Movement of Persons in South America – an Overview

In the last two decades, regional organizations in South America have been working on establishing a coherent regime for human mobility within the region. The article summarizes its key aspects.

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Further reading

Map of Argentina

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Argentina

Immigration has a long tradition in Argentina. In the years of the great transatlantic migrations Argentina developed into one of the most important immigration destinations in the New World, second only to the United States. Immigrants from Europe were regarded as agents of change who were expected to lead the country towards a path to civilization and modernity. Nowadays, immigrants from other Latin American states prevail. Their immigration challenges the dominant and popular image of a "white" society, a position shared by many Argentines.

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Brazil

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Brazil

Brazil, the fifth biggest country in the world in terms of area and population, is primarily known in Europe as an attractive holiday destination and former immigration country. Between the first Portuguese settlement in the 16th century and the Second World War, more than four million people migrated to the country, most of them Europeans. In the 1980s the situation reversed. An estimated three million Brazilians have left their country to date; initially their primary destination was the USA, but increasingly they also aim for Europe and Japan.

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Kurzdossiers

Zuwanderung, Flucht und Asyl: Aktuelle Themen

Ein Kurzdossier legt komplexe Zusammenhänge aus den Bereichen Zuwanderung, Flucht und Asyl sowie Integration auf einfache und klare Art und Weise dar. Es bietet einen fundierten Einstieg in eine bestimmte Thematik, in dem es den Hintergrund näher beleuchtet und verschiedene Standpunkte wissenschaftlich und kritisch abwägt. Darüber hinaus enthält es Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur und Internet-Verweise. Dies eröffnet die Möglichkeit, sich eingehender mit der Thematik zu befassen. Unsere Kurzdossiers erscheinen bis zu 6-mal jährlich.

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