To support additional public services for refugees, countries neighboring conflict zones will require more financial resources. The international community must play its part. With the IMF's support, for example, Jordan has been able to adjust its fiscal targets to help meet this need. Ultimately, however, one thing is very clear: No country can manage the refugee issue on their own. We need global cooperation.
Despite the millions spent by the Dominican government on public relations and lobbying firms, the facts cannot be spun to make the country look as if it's a successful model for documenting migrants and promoting human rights, as José Tomás Pérez, Dominican Ambassador to the United States, claimed in a recent article.
Some years ago, while living in Washington D.C., I realized that being Chilean was, among the Latino community, synonymous with being Don Francisco's compatriot (and no longer one of Pinochet's). And that this connection -- an infallible ice-breaker, even if the conversation turned into criticism of the show for its sexism or another reason -- generated a degree of fraternity.