Transnational migration: A view from Colombia

  • Guarnizo L
  • Díaz L
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This article presents the preliminary results of an ongoing research project on US-bound Colombian migration from the cities of Cali and Pereira. The project identied a dense web of economic, political, and socio-cultural transnational relations connecting migrants and their places of origin. These relations are heterogeneous and differentiated; what some scholars refer to as transnational communities are, in fact, fragmented by class, regionalism, ethnic cleavages and dominant stereotypes of Colombians as drug trafck- ers. We observed a complex transnational eld of action, but not the for- mation of a transnational community.

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  • Drug trafficking
  • Economic sociology
  • Transnational community
  • Transnationalism

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  • Luis Eduardo Guarnizo

  • Luz Marina Díaz

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