The number of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis is expected to reach 5.3 million by the end of 2019 in what has become the largest exodus in modern Latin American history, the United Nations said Friday.
Colombian authorities moved homeless Venezuelan migrants to a soccer field filled with yellow tents and cots Tuesday, as the number of migrants fleeing their nation’s economic and humanitarian calamity continues to rise.
The exiled opposition leader accused by Venezuelan authorities of directing a failed plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro says the greatest threat to the embattled socialist leader may be his detractors in uniform standing quietly behind him.
With the swipe of a taupe shade of eyeshadow and the swearing of an oath, Sandra Ramirez’s transformation from rebel guerrilla to senator was complete.
Standing in the middle of a busy border bridge filled with thousands of Venezuelans lugging babies and suitcases, Mark Green said one element stood out in contrast to every other migration crisis he has witnessed.
On a recent humid evening in the Colombian border city of Cucuta, a Venezuelan woman wrapped her newborn daughter in a pale yellow blanket and left her with a note alongside a car parked near a stadium hosting a high school field day.
Colombians will choose between a leftist former guerrilla and a young conservative lawmaker in a presidential election to decide who will lead the nation as it implements a still-fragile peace accord.
For decades, Colombians voted with an eye on the bloody conflict with leftist rebels that dominated their country and politics.
In a ramshackle house with smog-stained walls in Colombia’s capital, the fears and divisions arising from the country’s first presidential election since the signing of a historic peace accord are palpable.
Former guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono was once one of Colombia’s most-wanted men.