For the past 15 years, Alianza Americas has exposed the multiple problems faced by Central American countries and Mexico resulting in the exodus of thousands of people, mostly of those in vulnerable situations. We have led delegations joined by elected officials, decision-makers and social justice activists from the U.S. in order for them to get to know firsthand the reality of a complex region.
We were unable to accomplish this mission in 2020 because of the covid-19 pandemic. The crisis put to a pause our on-site information exchange dynamics with organizations and allies in northern Central America and Mexico. Delegations are key to building transnational relations and for our advocacy work. We designed a virtual model to overcome mobility difficulties during the pandemic.
We begin 2021 with our series of virtual delegations, to create awareness on the causes of forced migration and to advocate for humane migratory policies in the Central America-Mexico-U.S. corridor. We also hope that our delegations contribute to help building countries where less people are forced to flee.