Venezuelans rush to Peru border ahead of migration crackdown

Venezuelans stand in line outside the immigration office, ahead of a June 15 deadline for all Venezuelan migrants to have valid visas and passports, in Tumbes, Peru June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

TUMBES, Peru (Reuters) – Thousands of Venezuelans rushed to Peru’s northern border on Friday in hopes of entering the Andean country before it imposes tough immigration requirements at midnight, as one of the hitherto most welcoming destinations for the migrants in South America closes another door to them. Venezuela’s economic collapse under President Nicolas Maduro […]

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