Migrants Arriving in Lampedusa Noborder Network/Flickr

El realismo de la migración

GINEBRA – Las escenas de muerte y miseria que ocurren cada vez con mayor frecuencia en las aguas del Mediterráneo y del sudeste de Asia han enfocado una renovada atención sobre una de las actividades más antiguas de la humanidad: la migración. Ha llegado el momento de aceptar la realidad de que, al igual que las olas en los mares que muchos de los migrantes atraviesan, no se pueden detener los flujos cambiantes del movimiento humano. Es por ello que la comunidad internacional debe gestionar la migración con comprensión y compasión.

Hoy en día, alrededor de 250 millones de migrantes viven y trabajan en todo el mundo; y, sin que quepa ninguna duda en el transcurso de los próximos meses y años muchos más se les unirán. Tenemos que poner en práctica políticas para gestionar los flujos de personas en formas que beneficien a los países de origen, tránsito y destino de los migrantes. Y, por supuesto, tenemos que garantizar el bienestar de los propios migrantes. Esto convoca a que se tomen acciones en cuatro frentes.

Para empezar, los líderes de los países de destino – ya sean países en Europa, África, América, Asia u Oceanía – no deben dar la espalda a los desesperados y desdichados. Para muchos funcionarios electos, la migración plantea un dilema político complejo: cómo conciliar las demandas de sus ciudadanos con los intereses de los migrantes. Estos líderes tienen que encontrar la valentía para argumentar a favor de una política de migración humana.

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/2b90xB5/es;
  1. Television sets showing a news report on Xi Jinping's speech Anthony Wallace/Getty Images

    Empowering China’s New Miracle Workers

    China’s success in the next five years will depend largely on how well the government manages the tensions underlying its complex agenda. In particular, China’s leaders will need to balance a muscular Communist Party, setting standards and protecting the public interest, with an empowered market, driving the economy into the future.

  2. United States Supreme Court Hisham Ibrahim/Getty Images

    The Sovereignty that Really Matters

    The preference of some countries to isolate themselves within their borders is anachronistic and self-defeating, but it would be a serious mistake for others, fearing contagion, to respond by imposing strict isolation. Even in states that have succumbed to reductionist discourses, much of the population has not.

  3.  The price of Euro and US dollars Daniel Leal Olivas/Getty Images

    Resurrecting Creditor Adjustment

    When the Bretton Woods Agreement was hashed out in 1944, it was agreed that countries with current-account deficits should be able to limit temporarily purchases of goods from countries running surpluses. In the ensuing 73 years, the so-called "scarce-currency clause" has been largely forgotten; but it may be time to bring it back.

  4. Leaders of the Russian Revolution in Red Square Keystone France/Getty Images

    Trump’s Republican Collaborators

    Republican leaders have a choice: they can either continue to collaborate with President Donald Trump, thereby courting disaster, or they can renounce him, finally putting their country’s democracy ahead of loyalty to their party tribe. They are hardly the first politicians to face such a decision.

  5. Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron John Thys/Getty Images

    How Money Could Unblock the Brexit Talks

    With talks on the UK's withdrawal from the EU stalled, negotiators should shift to the temporary “transition” Prime Minister Theresa May officially requested last month. Above all, the negotiators should focus immediately on the British budget contributions that will be required to make an orderly transition possible.

  6. Ksenia Sobchak Mladlen Antonov/Getty Images

    Is Vladimir Putin Losing His Grip?

    In recent decades, as President Vladimir Putin has entrenched his authority, Russia has seemed to be moving backward socially and economically. But while the Kremlin knows that it must reverse this trajectory, genuine reform would be incompatible with the kleptocratic character of Putin’s regime.

  7. Right-wing parties hold conference Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

    Rage Against the Elites

    • With the advantage of hindsight, four recent books bring to bear diverse perspectives on the West’s current populist moment. 
    • Taken together, they help us to understand what that moment is and how it arrived, while reminding us that history is contingent, not inevitable


    Global Bookmark

    Distinguished thinkers review the world’s most important new books on politics, economics, and international affairs.

  8. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Bill Clark/Getty Images

    Don’t Bank on Bankruptcy for Banks

    As a part of their efforts to roll back the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, congressional Republicans have approved a measure that would have courts, rather than regulators, oversee megabank bankruptcies. It is now up to the Trump administration to decide if it wants to set the stage for a repeat of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.