Our guest editors Raquel Ribeiro and Daniel Pinheiro document stories of migration, particularly to their local area in Portugal, as well as examine the implications of migration and sustainable living. You can find their blog here.
In this, their fourth blog, they met Isabela and Anhai earlier this year, on the International Transition Network Hubs Gathering.
“We chose to interview this time about Brasil due to the cultural proximity with Portugal, and as we receive a lot of Brazilians to Portugal in search for a better life. And also Mexico, as it has a different migration context. It is a path between United States and Latin America, two different cultures. And we feel that probably they need to conciliate at some point so a sustainable and fair world can emerge from there.
After hearing Isabela and Anhai, we feel that it’s important to give people information on what to expect when leaving their communities in search for a better life. And also if people are able to find creative solutions in their country, they will not be forced to leave. So, maybe one solution is to focus on preventive measures, instead of an assistentialism mode after people take that step to leave.”
Raquel Ribeiro and Daniel Pinheiro