Migratory Flows Between Colombia and Venezuela Since 1950: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Héctor Olasolo, Mario Urueña-Sánchez, María Paula López Velásquez

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Abstract

Migratory flows between Colombia and Venezuela have been continuous and bidirectional since 1950. Depending on the period under analysis, one can find migratory flows from Colombia to Venezuela, or vice versa. During the second half of the twentieth century, intense violence and lack of economic development caused a constant migratory flow from Colombia to Venezuela. Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, this situation began to be reversed. Initially, an incipient migration to Colombia of Venezuelans with resources and high professional training occurred between 2000 and 2014. Subsequently, a massive migration flow of Venezuelans with fewer resources and limited professional training took place between 2015 and 2019, and especially between 2017 and 2019. This has been described as the largest migration wave in the recent history of Latin America. The COVID-19 pandemic has abruptly halted this migration wave from March 2020 due to several socioeconomic and political factors that are analysed in the chapter.

Translated title of the contributionFlujos migratorios entre Colombia y Venezuela desde 1950: El impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGlobal Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence
EditorsGiuliana Ziccardi Capaldo
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages177-193
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780197659113
ISBN (Print)9780197659083
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameGlobal Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence
Volume2021
ISSN (Print)1535-9468

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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