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DURAND, Jorge. Ethnic Capital and Relay Migration: New and Old Migratory Patterns in Latin America. Migr. Inter [online]. 2011, vol.6, n.1, pp. 61-96. ISSN 1665-8906.
As the pioneer of migratory studies Ernst Ravenstein would say in 1885 in his famous article on "The Laws of Migration", they are produced in a stepped fashion and all migratory currents create other compensatory ones. The article indirectly takes up these two old proposals for Latin America, which we classify as trans-generational and relay migration, two migratory patterns that have developed in the cases described yet which also occur in many other places. This article reflects on specific cases but at the same time, we propose new categories of analysis with a medium scope.
Keywords : relay migration; ethnic capital; transgenerational migration; Latin America; Caribbean.