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MORA-IZAGUIRRE, Cynthia. The march of mixed flows through Costa Rica in the light of some theories that describe migrations in the XXI century. REMHU, Rev. Interdiscip. Mobil. Hum. [online]. 2020, vol.28, n.60, pp.95-108.  Epub Dec 09, 2020. ISSN 2237-9843.

This article makes a theoretical link (Bauman, Sassen, Salazar and Glick-Schiller) between the so-called migration mixed flows phenomenon, passing through Costa Rica. In this, it is evident that these flows are product of an increasingly strong neoliberal approach on human behaviour, with a clear pressure to eliminate market restrictions and a weakening of National States. Naturally, this provokes a process of social selection of aptitude to join new socioeconomic processes. The sectors of the population that cannot adapt will have to search for opportunities in other latitudes, regardless of the distances and sacrifices that this entails. This is the case of migrations of mixed flows passing through Costa Rica to the United States. These migrants face not only a daunting journey, but as 2020, they collide with the closure of borders in the region due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords : globalization; inequality; expulsions; mixed flows.

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