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CAMUS BERGARECHE, Manuela; VEGA VILLASENOR, Heriberto  and  MARTINEZ HERNANDEZ MEJIA, Iliana. Tensions in the management of migrant caravans through Guadalajara. Entrediversidades rev. cienc. soc. humanid. [online]. 2020, vol.7, n.1, pp.62-91.  Epub June 30, 2021. ISSN 2007-7610.

In this chapter we will explore the multiple tensions that occur in the operations of the Caravans of 2018 and 2019 through the metropolis of Guadalajara. The movement exposed the capacities of governments, the media, of organized civil and religious society and of the local society to assume the arrival of so many different people: foreigners, poor, and/or evicted. We are interested in analyzing the different actions and reactions of some of the key actors. The municipal and state governments both with the former governor Aristotle Sandoval (Partido Revolucionario Institucional, PRI), as with the current governor Enrique Alfaro (Citizen Movement) are ambiguous with simultaneous actions of humanitarianism and criminalization, of visibility and invisibility of the phenomenon. Finally, we reflect on the “disconcerting” behaviors and agency events of the Caravans members.

Keywords : Migrant caravans; unsustainability of life; political action; events of migrant agency; Central American migration.

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