As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline

Venezuelan migrants queue at the Ecuadorian Peruvian border service center, to process their documents and be able to continue their journey, in the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

TUMBES, Peru (Reuters) – Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead. Venezuela’s economic collapse under President Nicolas Maduro has unleashed the biggest migratory crisis in recent Latin […]

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