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15/03/2018

Contributions of Bolivian migrants are significant in Argentina

It is estimated that 80% of fruit and vegetable production in the surroundings of Buenos Aires in 2017 was thanks to Bolivians.

Woman at the market in Comarapa, Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia

A report published in the Argentinian newspaper La Nación highlights the work of Bolivian migrants. It also recognizes other communities settled in Argentina, including Paraguayans, Venezuelans, Peruvians, and Colombians.

According to the source, after Paraguayans, Bolivians comprise the second largest community in Argentina. According to the 2010 census, Argentina's population is 4.5% foreigners, although Horacio García, head of the National Directorate of Migration, affirms that that is not a completely accurate figure, and is actually rather low, considering that many migrants enter the country without the proper paperwork or procedures.

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