Irregular migration is a global crisis responsible for critical health, economic, security, and citizenship issues everywhere. So have you ever wondered more about the so-called “pull-factors” that cause people to leave their homes and flee the Northern Triangle?
In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, we dive headfirst into the issue of immigration in Guatemala as we talk to a few who have witnessed the problem first-hand. We’ll visit with a few of the consortium’s partners who traveled to the tiny border town of El Ceibo between Mexico and Guatemala and hear more about their work trying to strengthen Guatemala’s ability to alleviate the problem on its own.
Plus, her husband was one of the 40,000 people who were tragically “disappeared” from the streets of Guatemala City in the 1980s. Guatemalan Congressman Nineth Montenegro, former Second Vice President of the Congress of Guatemala and a well-known human rights leader, gives a candid account of what she suffered in Guatemala during the conflict and how it dramatically transformed her life into one of public service. She shares her greatest wish for her country and even explains why some Guatemalans have come to love the infamous “coyotes” when she sits down with Adrienne.
Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award.
Special thanks to:
Congressman Nineth Montenegro, former Second Vice President of the Congress of Guatemala & Human Rights Leader
Bernardo Rico, IRI, Guatemala & Honduras
Julia Maria Lopez Rodriguez, IRI, Guatemala & Honduras