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1. Economic Crashes. The crashing of the Latin American economy played a major role in the immigration
of Latin Americans to Spain. Countries hit especially hard include Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
There were plans to promote the security of the economy at the macroeconomic level, including
being more open to trade and interaction with other countries. Also, these plans involved having
pro-market policies. There was a belief that these policies would lead to the growth of Latin
American economies, though the oppositewas the case. As a result of these policies, there was a
growth in hyperinflation in the late 80’s, leading to a general crisis across the entire region.
Though the economy recovered in the early 90’s, the latter half of the decade proved to be
destructive when there was an abrupt decrease in internal, capital flows to the region. These
issues continued into the early 2000s. These economic crises corresponded with levels of mass
emigration to other countries, most notably Spain and the U.S.
2. Political Instability. There were several dictatorships in the 20th century that contributed to
the economic devastation and the lower quality of life in Latin American countries. This, in turn,
also contributed to Latin American poverty. Numerous dictatorships affected this balance.
Countries such as Ecuador, Guatemala, Chile, Honduras, Uruguay, and many others felt these
effects. Dictators completely altered the way of living in the region. Though there were many
writers and artists discussing the effects of the dictatorships (which are still felt in these
countries today), the effects ultimately proved too much for some citizens. Shortly after the
end of these dictatorships, many people immigrated to other countries. Statistically, the most
populous countries for migration were the U.S. and Spain.
3. Terrible Quality of Life. The decline in Latin Americans’ quality of life was due to a combination
of political instability and economic devastation. According to Venezuelan immigrant Maria (name
changed for privacy reasons), her move to Spain from Venezuela was a result of a combination of
the two issues. Migrants chose to pursue better economic and political opportunities elsewhere.
HOW WE HELP
So far in 2020:
·We provided $532,175 in Medical Aid
· We provided 8,702 Pounds of Medicine and Supplies
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