Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants enter Peru despite passport rule

Venezuelan migrants wait at the Binational Border Service Center of Peru, on the border with Ecuador, in Tumbes, Peru August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Douglas Juarez

LIMA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants entered Peru on Saturday to seek refugee status or for other humanitarian reasons, Peruvian authorities said, despite a new rule prohibiting Venezuelans without passports from crossing into Peru from Ecuador taking effect. Peru implemented the passport requirement on Saturday due to a four-fold increase in migrants fleeing economic […]

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