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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 01:30 UTC

Tag: Migration

  • Saturday, July 14th 2018 - 07:44 UTC

    UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration

    The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on Friday.

    For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address its challenges, strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development.

  • Tuesday, July 3rd 2018 - 09:07 UTC

    Merkel accepts radical changes to her coalition migration policy

    Although the move to appease the conservatives exposed her growing political weakness, Ms. Merkel will limp on as chancellor. For how long is unclear

    Chancellor Angela Merkel, who staked her legacy on welcoming hundreds of thousands of migrants into Germany, agreed on Monday to build border camps for asylum seekers and to tighten the border with Austria in a political deal to save her government.

  • Monday, July 2nd 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Merkel's coalition on the cliff over differences on migration policy with her Bavarian allies

    Officials of Merkel's Christian Democrat party broke off their own separate meeting in Berlin about an hour earlier, saying they would resume at 8:30 a.m.

    The resolution to Germany's government crisis proved elusive on Sunday after the head of the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union in Angela Merkel's conservative bloc offered his resignation rather than back down from his stance against the chancellor's migration policies.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Pence visits Brazil: children separated from parents and Venezuela refugees in the agenda

    Pence will hold bilateral talks with Temer on Tuesday and on Wednesday he is scheduled to visit an Amazon city where refugees from Venezuela are being housed

    President Michel Temer will press U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during his two-day visit to Brazil on cases of Brazilian children separated from their parents upon trying to enter the United States, a Brazilian diplomat said on Monday.

  • Friday, June 15th 2018 - 16:21 UTC

    Nicaragua crisis: Many seek to flee the country

    As the crackdown progresses, the barrage of passport applications has increased markedly in the last two weeks.

    As the crisis worsens in Nicaragua, pressure on the part of society that demands the resignation of President Daniel Ortega remains. This generates that, in many cities like Masaya, the streets are blocked with more than 200 barricades while their neighbors organize to guarantee security and collect food for the protesters who are entrenched, resisting the paramilitary siege against the city. However, there has been an overflow of passport applications in recent weeks.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 08:26 UTC

    US restricts asylum access: leaves out victims of domestic abuse and gang violence

    “We have not acted hastily, but carefully,” Attorney General Sessions said in the statement to judges. “In my judgment, this is a correct interpretation of the law.”

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled on Monday that victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally will not qualify for asylum under federal law, a decision that advocates say will endanger tens of thousands of foreign nationals seeking safe harbor in the United States.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2018 - 21:55 UTC

    Colombian government refuses to close its border with Venezuela

    There are at least 600,000 Venezuelans on Colombian ground. Many of whom are in transit to Chile, Ecuador or Peru

    At least 8,000 Venezuelans cross the border between Colombia and Venezuela daily to the department of Arauca, southeast of Colombia. Although the migratory flow at this point does not compare with the thirty or forty thousand Venezuelans who cross the Simón Bolívar bridge between Santander and Táchira every day, in Arauca the majority of migrants arrive in conditions of extreme vulnerability.

  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:05 UTC

    First shipwreck of Venezuelan rafters

    The shipwreck occurred just few meters from the beach of Koraal Tabak. Pic: Meridith Kohut

    It was midnight last january 10 when approx 30 venezuelans climbed a little traditional fisher ship after the order of a smuggler and left for the island of Curaçao, about 100 kilometers from where they sailed. After 3 months of planning and 7 hours of crossing over a rough sea, a large wave hits the small boat just few meters from the coast, tearing it to pieces, reported one of the survivors while waiting to be deported back to Venezuela after being rescued and detained by the Dutch authorities.

  • Wednesday, December 27th 2017 - 11:13 UTC

    Cúcuta, the solution to many Venezuelans

    More than 550,000 Venezuelans have arrived in the last year to live in Colombia by Cúcuta

    When it comes to getting medical treatments, temporary work, migration for a short time, buying food or making more money, Cúcuta has been the better option, if not the perfect one, it is the most practical, for many Venezuelans.