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TORRE CANTALAPIEDRA, Eduardo. Migration, Racism and Xenophobia over the Internet: An Analysis of the Users’ Discourse against Haitian Migrants in the Mexican Digital Press. Rev. pueblos front. digit. [online]. 2019, vol.14, e401.  Epub Aug 07, 2020. ISSN 1870-4115.

This article aims at analyzing the discourse Internet users hold against Haitian migrants in Mexico. Based on / Using 277 comments published between 2016 and 2018 and approximately 24 news reports regarding Haitian migration -in transit or in search of settling in Mexican territory- disseminated through the digital version/edition of El Universal newspaper, the article analyzes the discourse mechanisms operating in anti-migrant interventions. The xenophobic comments -several of which are also of a racist nature- outstandingly construct Haitian migrants as a multidimensional threat who live at the expense of public funds/money.

Keywords : international migration; racist and xenophobic discourse; Internet users’ comments; Mexico.

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