The refugee crisis at the US Southern Border is due to multiple compounding factors: Latin America’s over-reliance on commodities, failure to economically diversify to innovation, and a lack of coherent US strategic engagement with the region. The situation is hemispheric; imploding states and a serious humanitarian calamity loom ever larger on the southern horizon. Since this represents a long-term problem requiring strategic and sustainable development initiatives, a new Alliance for Progress for the 21st Century is proposed which will build partnerships to advance innovation-driven development across the region.
Stars and Stripes
Ryan J. O'Riordan & Dr. Stanley P. Kowalski, Opinion, Investment in Latin American will Limit Migration North, Stars and Stripes, Nov. 7, 2019, at 44 (online). Print versions - Nov. 8, 2019, Global ed. at 44 and Contingency ed. at 22.