LGBT+ migrants in the Central American caravans to the United States: dilemmas and possibilities for building hospitality networks

Kenia Ortiz Cadena Nicté Castañeda-Camey Rubén García Sánchez About the authors

Abstract

This article aims to analyze the scenario of Central American migration in Mexico and its passage to the United States, with special attention to the emergence of the LGBT+ contingent in migrant caravans in 2018. The causes that originate the emigration of LGBT+ people from Central America, their experiences during the migratory transit, the reactions generated in Mexico with their arrival in caravan and the initiatives of the society to accompany them are revised from a qualitative perspective. Derived from this, it reflects on some elements associated with hospitality, to account for the complexity that underlies this concept and rethink the ways to build micro networks of solidarity and support from civil society.

Keywords
Central American migration; LGBT+ migrant caravans; hospitality and solidarity networks

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