In the midst of all events taking place in Latin America which of course have been attracting attention such as the destitution of President Lugo in Paraguay, there are other events which are not included in the agenda of the mass media, the governments and the Politicians, but they are also equally serious and important. I am referring to Haiti. After the earthquake of January 2010 which devastated the country, a new wave of Haitians left to country looking for a better future. This time Haitians were not heading to North America or Europe but rather they chose Latin America as the Promised Land. Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador began receiving Haitian migrants although not with the kindness they expected. Denial for their entry in the country, red tape when legalizing their documents, mafia, trafficking in persons, are some of the difficulties Haitians are facing day after day in Latin American grounds, where they expect to have a better life.
This situation has motivated the Jesuit Service for Migrant Refugees in Latin America in coordination with ALER, to launch the: Campaign to modify the opinion on Haitian immigrants in Latin America.
This is a series of radio programs (seven spots and four micro programs) trying to create an awareness in the Latin American citizens and their governments to generate a trust and understanding environment with the situation Haiti and its citizens are facing.
In the Web site of ALER you can find a special banner presenting all the productions. When you visit the site you can download this material.
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