Thursday, March 21st 2013 - 02:22 UTC

South America again attracting migrants looking for jobs and residence

South American countries, as in other times are again attracting migrants looking for work and a place to live, according to a report from the International Organization for Migration, IOM, which states that the US and Canada continue to lead immigrant preferences in the Americas but interest has started to drop.

In eleven years Uruguay received 25.000 foreigners

In effect the complex situations faced by the US and the European Union in so far as jobs are concerned is making migrants to set their eyes in South America where there are “greater opportunities”.

Currently the countries which seem most attractive in South America are: Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, says an IOM report.

The data from IOM says that from 2000 to 2011, Uruguay received 25.000 foreigners of which 35% were from Argentina, followed by Brazilians and Spaniards, 16% each; Italians, 7% and Peruvians 4%.

However IOM also points out that in the last ten years 700.000 South Americans left their countries in search of new horizons, with Argentina the main recipient with half a million. Paraguayans and Bolivians make up most of that 500.000.

Likewise in that period Chile received 184.464 migrants of which 66% South Americans mostly from Argentina.


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1 Ayayay (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 02:40 am Report abuse
Because it is Soo not easy to get into without education this time around.
2 Vuggevise (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 09:35 am Report abuse
OMG! More colonial implants to Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay?!?!?!? I am shocked and outraged.
3 Boovis (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 12:24 pm Report abuse
From another country just to boost the hispanic imperialist implanted population. Call the UN!!
4 nerosaxo (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 02:39 pm Report abuse
I think I would prefer Zimbabwe. lmao
5 nigelpwsmith (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 03:23 pm Report abuse
The migrants may be emigrating to Uruguay or Brazil, but they would have to be mad to go to Argentina, when all the Argentines and businesses are trying to leave before it collapses.

A bit like deciding to buy a house in Pompeii whilst Vesuvius is erupting!
6 Condorito (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 05:25 pm Report abuse
Those figures belie a worrying trend for Argentina.

Argentina has received half a million Bolivians and Paraguayans. These are low skilled workers and campesinos many of whom are drawn to the “free” public services.

At the same time Argentinians make up the single largest group entering Chile. These Argies are not campesinos.

This is a bad trade off for Argentina. Furthermore it will continue as Argentina becomes increasingly a farming economy and the Chilean economy becomes more sophisticated.
7 metrallo87 (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 06:34 pm Report abuse
@nerolover #4 i detect a bit of contempt from you towards the new rising empire known as Latin America. Might it be that your ship is sinking and making such comments will help you feel better about the situation.your EU empire is on its knees begging for Latin American business and your nervously laughing like a tragic comedy of smile now cry later?thats the real lmao.EU is at this point in time a bottom feeder in every sense of the word, lmao and trololol.Once the euro collapses or the bankers do what they did in cyprus in all of europe you will realize that like a heavyweight boxer at old age you are finished and step aside for the new heavy hitters.By the way, i hear mugabe has a job opening if your interested.lmao and trololol.
8 nerosaxo (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 07:03 pm Report abuse
7 metrallo87 (#)Having been to Southern Rhodesia, before the A*P*E was gifted power, I have a little piece of fruit (Pineapple) I would like to present him with. Minus the pin of course. Europe will always come out tops because we are not a bunch of Licorice Allsorts whose national pastime appears to be Coups & Genocide or vice versa.
9 metrallo87 (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 08:28 pm Report abuse
@8 What is it you think the EU and USA troops do in the middle east?in my opinion genocide and torture because war would be asuming that the other side is at least equiped well enough to fight back.Coups in latin america are 90% of the time known to be the handywork of the CIA to a country who is not playing ball because they are sovereign and the USA knows that Latam countries are 99.9% unwinable wars.and as for the Licorice Allsorts it aint us that came up with political correctness,most of us call it how we see it(like me). As for you coming out on top heres something to think about. as EU(HITLERS idea btw)becomes a dictatorship Latam is coming out of the dark ages in those example is this my country has been at war for over 50 years(colombian military and paramilitary vs comunist FARC and ELN)but now they are at the peace table tired of so much bloodshed and my point is this Latam has most of its natural resources intact because of such wars while EU and USA have been eating theirs up like there is no tomorow.when the c.r.a.p hits the fan there is only so much you can do with tech and even that has to be mined from africa,latam europe the winter does not allow for sustainable farming so EU in effect is on life for EU coming out on top ALWAYS is a blind arrogance which could be very costly and one that we should never follow for such arrogance has the power to bring empires crashing and burning i.e USA and EU.
10 nerosaxo (#) Mar 21st, 2013 - 11:11 pm Report abuse
The Fourth Reich won't last as long the Third so you will have plenty of Fritzes to join the 3 million + already residing there. I wonder how they will get on with your new Iranian Allies????

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