The confrontation of two headlines, La República (Peru) and El Pais (Spain), allow us to understand a change in the directionality of migration processes that have taken place in recent decades. As El País notes that “Colombians and Peruvians go from immigrants to tourists”, La República mentions that “Seven illegal Haitians arrested in Sullana will be deported.”
Due to the growing South American economy, Europe has reviewed the visa requirement for citizens who were previously considered merely labor and now accepting them as tourists. As this occurs, migration from impoverished Latin American countries to other emerging countries, as is the case of migrants from Haiti to the Southern Cone, is being managed much the same way that once applied for Europe. Deportation as a State strategy (in this case Peruvian) and the identification of Haitian migrants as illegal demonstrates that the migration management paradigm is marked only as an economic road map.
The headlines are accompanied by an edition in the form of a poster, which contains the articles of the respective constitutions of Spain and Peru referring to nationality, the right to possess it, and the precepts by which you can lose it. In both cases they are accompanied by the official data of the conditions in which they were approved by referendum: number of voters, number of votes cast positive and negative, number of abstentions and blank votes.
© Pictures 1, 2 & 3: Olenka Macassi