Remittances to some Latin American countries are booming

Sep 2, 2020
Latinx migrants tend to work in essential jobs. And their families back home could really use the support.
A woman counts cash outside a U.S. remittance collection agency in El Salvador. Remittances to that nation and others in the region declined sharply, then rebounded.
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Drop in global remittances may worsen poverty

Jun 29, 2020
Migrants who have lost wages due to COVID-19 are struggling to send funds back home to their families in poorer countries.
A man in Miami sends a remittance to his mother in Cuba.
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Sending money to another country is a lot easier than it used to be

Jun 21, 2019
The remittances business is getting crowded, and customers have more options.
A sign advertises the money transfer service Western Union, often used to send remittances, in Berlin Germany.
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Facebook's crypto plan could disrupt remittance market

Jun 19, 2019
Facebook says sending money over its network will cost next to nothing. Remittance companies will be watching closely.
Facebook is leaping into the world of cryptocurrency with its own digital money, designed to let people save, send or spend money as easily as firing off text messages.
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Haitians with TPS help fuel Haiti's economy, one wire transfer at a time

Apr 17, 2018
Their protected status ends in 2019. If they have to leave the U.S., how might that affect Haiti’s economy?
Reynald Justance earns a living working in the kitchens at Disney World. He sends money to family and friends in Haiti at least once a week.
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This Wisconsin dairy farmer knows what wages sent to Mexico can do

Apr 18, 2017
Legislators want to tax remittances to pay for a border wall. But for John Rosenow, they are a point of pride, not politics.
Wisconsin farmer John Rosenow looks at a Google Earth rendering of the area in Veracruz, Mexico, that many of the workers at his dairy farm call home. With him are Roberto, a worker, and Shaun Duvall, a local Spanish teacher.
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How immigrants are preparing for the Trump era

Univision's Leon Krauze said that some are planning to leave the country.
A U.S. Border Patrol keeps watch along the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona.
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The migrant remittances industry, by the numbers

Apr 5, 2016
Trump’s border wall plan has us talking about the money people send back home. Let’s do the numbers on this booming business.
 
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