Intercambio de personas por dinero: Remesas y Repatriación en Centroamérica

June 1, 2012

Los inmigrantes de Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras enviaron más de $10 mil millones en remesas a sus hogares en 2011 – casi en su totalidad de los Estados Unidos. Las remesas comprendieron el 17 por ciento del PIB en Honduras, el 16 por ciento en El Salvador y el 10 por ciento en Guatemala y eclipsan la inversión extranjera directa y la cooperación para el desarrollo proveniente del exterior. 

Las remesas reducen la pobreza y ayudan a millones de familias receptoras a obtener alimento, vestimenta, educación, vivienda y servicio médico, pero por otra parte pueden también crear dependencia de la diáspora. Su mayor potencial – dinamizar la inversión productiva que genera empleos e ingresos, reduciendo la presión inmigrante – suele quedar desaprovechado. 

Además del flujo de activos de regreso hacia Centroamérica, en los últimos años el número de inmigrantes que regresan de los Estados Unidos a sus países de origen se ha incrementado. Durante el año fiscal 2011, los Estados Unidos deportó a 396,906 inmigrantes no-autorizados, una cantidad sin precedentes. Esto incluye a más de 76,000 centroamericanos. Los gobiernos de Centroamérica están mal preparados para el regreso de estos migrantes. Muchos de los deportados terminan regresando hacia los Estados Unidos debido a la escasez de oportunidades en sus países de origen.

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