Internal Migration in Guatemala serious social problem

Posted on February 19, 2013 • Filed under: Economy, Guatemala, Social Issues reported …..the low labor supply, inequality and poverty are some of the factors that make thousands of Guatemalans change their residence within the country and migrate to the capital, where the greatest concentration of economic activity and growth opportunities in the country. In this regard, Elizabeth Enriquez, Executive Director of the National Bureau for Migration in Guatemala (MENAMIG), indicates that internal migration has historically been viewed as a normal process, mainly labor migration of workers cutting cane or coffee , for example. This is temporary agricultural workers are often exploited, earning salaries “miserable”. “This is a problem that is not reflected and visibility, because nobody claimed their rights and are subject to a number of violations, when compared with international migration and internal, in vulnerability, insecurity and violence are virtually the same, without major changes, “he says. Read Article

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