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With so many Venezuelan migrants willing to wait out the next whim in U.S. border politics at the country’s doorstep, it certainly appears as though another migrant crisis may be brewing on the southern banks of the Rio Grande.

For hundreds of migrants camped out by the Rio Grande River, the legal pathway for some 24,000 Venezuelans via the new humanitarian parole program implemented in October is out of reach, so for now, they wait out the next whim in U.S. border politics. Read more»

Migrants head back to Mexico after being encountered by Border Patrol agents near Sasabe in March 2020, shortly after the start of Title 42.

Migrant and asylum seeker flows have become increasingly hemispheric in nature and as a result, U.S. enforcement policies long directed toward arrivals from Mexico and Northern Central America are misaligned—underscoring the need for new regional approaches. Read more»

A group of migrants from Venezuela crosses the Rio Grande toward a temporary border patrol processing facility on Oct. 6 in El Paso.

The Biden administration plans to turn most Venezuelan migrants crossing the southern border back to Mexico - which was previously not allowed - while also creating a pathway to bring as many as 24,000 “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Read more»

Johnny, right, and his son hold on to Simba as the pup frantically licks at their faces during their reunion at the El Paso International Airport.

A family seeking political asylum in the United States was reunited with Simba, the dog they brought on their four-month journey from Venezuela - much of it on foot - after being separated in El Paso. Read more»

Two Nicaraguan men wait in Tijuana, Mexico as their asylum case moves through the U.S. court system in 2019.

Thousands of Venezuelan and Burmese immigrants just got to apply for temporary protected status. But as congressional Democrats work on a path to citizenship for immigrants who’ve had the status for decades, new grantees could be left out. Read more»

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»

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism. Read more»

Minors from violence-plagued El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will no longer be permitted to reunite with their parents in the United States. Read more»

Nicolas Maduro shortly after he was tapped as Hugo Chavez' successor.

When U.S. President Barack Obama declared Venezuela a “national security threat” and smacked the country with sanctions last month, a reaction was inevitable. Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week. Read more»

A new report ranks the 50 most violent cities on the planet. Here's why Latin America crowds the list. Read more»

A woman walks by a mural depicting President Hugo Chavez on Aug.4, 2013, in Merida, Venezuela.

News analysis: It's going to be a bad year for Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro. Read more»

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