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PARRINI ROSES, Rodrigo  and  ALQUISIRAS TERRONES, Luisa. Discursive Displacements and Institutional Transformations in the Practices of Solidarity for Central American Migrants in Mexico. Migr. Inter [online]. 2019, vol.10, e2181.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0279.

This article reconstructs the case of Mrs. Concepción, a resident of a rural town in the state of Querétaro, who was arrested in 2005 for providing food and shelter to Central American immigrants in transit. Two years later, she was released. Her case summarizes in a series of modifications in solidarity practices towards immigrants and allows to explore some displacements in the social discourses on immigration and solidarity that have occurred in Mexico during the last fifteen years. This story shows the attacks of the government that oppress the Central American immigrants and break the social grammars that sustain solidarity practices. The solidarity practiced by this rural woman was based on a series of empathies with the immigrants as poor and deprived individuals, but also in a moral of the gift that emphasized the value of giving selflessly.

Keywords : Central American immigration; solidarity; human rights; discourse; Mexico.

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