A $1000 million dollars?
A local Bolivian newspaper, El Deber 4 November 2007, has some interesting statistics on emigration.
2.5 million Bolivians have left the country and reside overseas. Last year they sent $1,000 million dollars to loved ones, business interests and friends IN Bolivia. That's an amazing statistic!! $1000 million dollars sounds bloated. I'm not an expert on these matters so I'm letting the figure stand until the paper makes a correction.
An article, NY Times 19 October 2006, claimed that Latin American immigrants in the US sent 45 billion dollars back home.
These statistics sorta explain why politicians are'nt exactly discouraging their people from leaving and finding jobs elsewhere.