Migrants continue flowing through Ecuador despite new Peru crackdown

16 June 2019
2019-06-16 13:14

Venezuelan migrants endured long queues at the Colombia-Ecuador border while multitudes continued to pour through Ecuador in the hopes of reaching Peru. It came because the country began implementing tough immigration requirements on Saturday.

Venezuela's economic collapse under President Nicolas Maduro has unleashed the biggest migratory crisis in recent Latin American history, forcing countries like Peru to grapple with an unprecedented surge in immigration. Four million Venezuelans have fled the economic and humanitarian crisis in their homeland, the United Nations said last week.

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