Transnational citizenship: Latin Americans in Portugal

Publication date:
09/2014
Author:
Beatriz Padilla and Alejandra Ortiz Scaglione
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This article is a reflection upon the exercising of transnational citizenship as a consequence of international migration, applied to Latin Americans resident in Portugal. In order to do this we have adopted the concept of transnational citizenship, as its malleability allows us to consider the whole concept of countries of origin and destination and the influence of bilateral and international relations. We ask how transnational citizenship is exercised in the European Union, Ibero-American and, particularly, Portuguese spaces, and whether it is affected by the economic crisis in Europe and, in particular, Portugal, by analysing the cases of Argentines, Brazilians and Uruguayans living in Portugal.
Key words: transnational citizenship, Latin Americans, Portugal, migration

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