Challenges and opportunities for a regional approach to migration in Latin America.

In 2018, we witnessed an increasing effort by some Latin-American countries and international organizations to set the basis for a regional approach to manage the Venezuelan migration crisis and to coordinate national responses. However, despite the efforts, a regional approach seems not to be an achievable goal in the short term.
This paper aims to explore the new opportunities for the development of a (real and effective) regional approach to migration in Latin America provided by the necessity to face and govern the increasing migration from Venezuela. Thus, it accounts for the initiatives taken so far to coordinate national migrations policies, and it looks at previous attempts to develop a common approach to migration in the region; it attempts to understand the reasons why the attempts of coordination seems not to be effective, to conclude with some proposals for the development of a real regional approach to migration in Latin America.