Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft
International Politics and Society 2/2004

Diaspora, Migration and Development in the Americas

Migration from Latin America and the Caribbean to richer and older societies is on the rise. Remittances from the diaspora have become a significant source of foreign capital for the region. However, these financial flows hardly compensate for the adverse effects of migration on the labor-exporting countries, such as the brain drain and new health and security risks.

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Keith Nurse *1961;
Senior lecturer, Institute of International Relations, University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago; also current President of the Association of Caribbean Economists (ACE), Trinidad and Tobago;

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