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Venezuelan migrants wait for processing before crossing the border between Ecuador and Peru. Experts predict nearly 8.2 million Venezuelans will have been displaced by social and political unrest in their homeland by 2020, and Peru likely will remain a major destination for resettlement.

As Venezuela's economic and political crisis continues, Peru's limited-scale asylum system is working through an estimated 161,000 asylum claims, after more than 700,000 Venezuelans came into the country since 2015. Read more»

Emmanuel Linares holds up the condoms and lube that PROSA volunteers hand out at places frequented by prostitutes.

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options. Read more»

A police officer stands in Plaza San Martín in Lima, Peru. Authorities say crimes reported in the news media involve a tiny number of Venezuelans among the 700,000 who have come to Peru.

Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and even some traditional news sites are crowded with posts unified by an underlying assertion: Venezuelan migrants are a threat to Peruvians. Read more»

Diana Daria Capcha Gamarra guides her son, Dante Guillermo Agreda Capcha, 8, in a basic sewing lesson at the Colegio Nacional Melitón Carvajal. Gamarra teaches in the school’s sewing program, just one of the many professional programs it offers.

Schools in Peru — and the capital of Lima in particular — are struggling to deal with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic collapse in their home country. Read more»

Venezuelan refugees Nersis Arrieta, 32, and Edil Aguilar, 31, hold up their Permiso Temporal de Permanencia (PTP) cards, which are supposed to allow them to work legally in Peru. The couple, who came from the region of Lara, Venezuela, arrived in Peru in January 2018.

The crisis in Venezuela has crated the largest refugee migration in the history of the western hemisphere and they aren't coming to America. Read more»

The secretive, humongous treaty won’t stop labor abuses in poor countries, critics warn. Read more»

Taxis line the street in the Federal District of Mexico City.

Another battle in the war between Uber and the city's taxi drivers. Read more»

Taxis line the street in the Federal District of Mexico City.

The taxi app just can’t catch a break down in Latin America. Read more» 3

President Rafael Correa has said his country's harsh old drug laws were 'imposed by the gringos.' Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals. Read more»

Mexican drug cartels are expanding their reach in Peru and they may be boosting their cocaine trade with Europe in the process. Read more»

More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest. Read more» 1

Coca leaves on Machu Pichu

The area sown with coca, the key ingredient in cocaine and crack, is at an all-time low. That’s according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which released its annual World Drug Report Thursday, crediting the record to a 25 percent reduction in Colombia’s fields, one of just three countries where coca is grown. Read more»

Isn't Machu Picchu on your bucket list?

Peru’s famous Inca citadel is about to get a new airport nearby that will allow millions more to visit every year. Read more»

Loly Estefany Cerro Flores is on the beat.

Law-breaking drivers usually bribe their way out of just about anything in Latin America. Female officers, apparently, are having none of it. Read more»

Independent journalism in the Americas is backsliding again, Freedom House says. Read more»

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