Analysis: Has Colombia dived into xenophobia and can it come back from it?

On March 21, the UN called for the fight against discrimination. Xenophobia can take many forms: racism, misogyny, homophobia and even hatred of the poor. Alarm bells are ringing in Colombia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia, a country without experience in the massive reception of migrants, may lose the opportunity to take advantage of migration as a contribution to its future, because growing xenophobia and radicalization threaten to break the bridges of understanding between nationals and migrants.

"Colombia has received 35 percent of the total (6 million) of Venezuelan immigration in the world, a number that makes insertion into Colombian society difficult and requires time for both communities to identify and generate development for the country," Rafael Calles Moreno, a member of the program Strengthening Venezuelan Youth and Leaders for the . . .

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