Two-Minute Take: The root causes of Central American migration: toward a holistic approach

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Jenny Villatoro

"Tackling endemic corruption and ultimately reducing irregular migration requires taking a holistic view of the root causes and implementing a wide range of policies that are innovative, creative, and steadfast in their commitment to democratic principles."

Jenny Villatoro, Program Manager at the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, discusses why effective policy on Central America requires a deep understanding of the complex reasons people migrate.

Read the Bush Institute’s recommendations to increase Central American economic development and reduce displacement in the region.