Venezuelans flood into Ecuador, defying passport rules

Venezuelan migrants walk along the Ecuadorean highway to Peru before new rules requiring they hold a valid passport kick in, at Tulcan, Ecuador August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Rojas

IPIALES, Colombia (Reuters) – More than 200 Venezuelans crossed the border illegally into Ecuador on Tuesday, fleeing a deepening economic and political crisis at home in a desperate race to get to Peru before new entry restrictions kick in on Saturday. This year 423,000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador through the Rumichaca border near the southwestern […]

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