15 March 2021


ICMPD’s Regional Migration Outlook presents a brief analysis of migration and policy trends in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and provides an outlook on developments and events to watch out for in 2021. Thus, the outlook does not claim to foresee the future, nor to cover all relevant trends. It seeks to use past experience and highlight what might happen and is important to consider.

Five things to look out for in 2021:

  • The further development of the COVID-19 crisis on a regional and global scale
  • Increased emigration from Venezuela
  • "Migrants caravans" putting pressure on political cooperation in the region
  • Post-COVID-19 recovery in main regions of destination as an incentive to migrate further abroad
  • Rise in xenophobia and anti-immigration discourse fuelled by increasing inequality

Read more about these trends in the report, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese!


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