The Dry Corridor: Links between climate change and migration from Central American countries

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Farm in Guatemala near Chilmaltenango

rabble radio's first program of 2019 looks southward at the people who are migrating north from Central America to the United States.

Crushing poverty and ultra violence in Central America are usually said to be the main factors causing migration from that region to the U.S. That perception is grounded in fact -- gang violence and poverty are some of the big factors. But there is also a link between climate change and migration that is not addressed as often.

Robert Albro is a cultural anthropologist at the Center for Latin American Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.  Since 1991, Dr. Albro has conducted research on popular and indigenous political responses to multicultural democratization and economic globalization in Bolivia. His current research focuses on how global cultural policy shapes the terms of globalization.

This interview comes to us from The Green Planet Monitor’s radio program The Green Blues Show. Dave Kattenburg, is the show's producer and host. They talk about the links between food security and the migration of people from the dry corridor countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Image: Farm in Guatemala near Chilmaltenango. Photo by Victoria Fenner

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