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Montevideo, May 23rd 2019 - 23:00 UTC

Tag: migrants

  • Friday, April 26th 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    Venezuelan boat people drown in an attempt to reach the island of Trinidad

    According to the Trinidad Express, boat set sail off the port of Las Salinas, Guiria for the three and a half hour long journey

    At least 23 illegal immigrants, including women and two children, are feared drowned after their boat overturned early Wednesday morning off Venezuela. The ill-fated fishing pirogue was carrying 35 persons, including the captain, an inlet along the Caribbean island of Trinidad’s south western peninsula.

  • Tuesday, February 19th 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    UK Border Force nets 34 migrants in a boat in the Channel

    Since December the Border Force has tripled the number of cutters operating in the Channel and agreed a joint action plan with France

    A group of 34 migrants have been brought ashore after the UK Border Force intercepted a boat in the Channel. The group of people, whose nationalities are not yet known, were brought to shore at Dover by a coastal patrol vessel and given blankets.

  • Saturday, January 26th 2019 - 20:02 UTC

    USA at the UN: Countries should support transition in Venezuela; Russia denounces interventionist acts

    Mike Pompeo asked the nations to paralyze financial transactions with the government of Nicolás Maduro

    The Security Council convened by the United States this Saturday to discuss the institutional and political crisis that Venezuela is experiencing has been lifted this afternoon. With a strongly polarized participation, the bloc that supports the transitional government of Juan Guaidó with the US at the head, faced the block that recognizes as legitimate the regime of Nicolás Maduro, headed by Russia and China. Latin American countries also expressed their positions, describing the case as a crisis that directly affects the region.

  • Friday, January 11th 2019 - 12:43 UTC

    Trump campaigns for The Wall, steel or concrete, along the Mexican border

    Despite the presidential rhetoric, widely respected studies show that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than people born in the United States

    President Donald Trump warned of murderers and gangsters spreading across the country during a visit to the US-Mexican border on Thursday to push his demand for a multi-billion dollar wall. Trump used the backdrop of the Rio Grande border river at McAllen, Texas, to ramp up what has already turned into a hugely messy political fight with Democratic opponents, resulting in the shutdown of swaths of the US government.

  • Friday, December 28th 2018 - 08:40 UTC

    Chile, “darling” of foreign investors has seen number of slums double since 2011

    Chile’s Housing Ministry said it had identified 822 slums that largely lack access to basic services like water, sewage disposal and electricity

    The number of slums in Chile, one of Latin America’s most prosperous and stable economies, has nearly doubled since 2011, the government said, as an influx of migrants increasingly faces a lack of low-income housing and rising rents.

  • Wednesday, December 5th 2018 - 09:48 UTC

    UN seeking US$ 738m to help neighboring countries receiving inflow of millions of Venezuelan refuges

    It was the first time that the crisis was included in the U.N. annual global humanitarian appeal which is US$ 21.9 billion for 2019 without Syria

    The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking US$ 738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have “no prospect for return in the short to medium term”.

  • Friday, October 26th 2018 - 09:51 UTC

    Honduras domestic political dispute plays to the benefit of Trump and Republicans

    Initially planned as a modest caravan of a few hundred people, it grew quickly to about 7,000 migrants as desperation took over.

    The flier began circulating on social media in Honduras this month, showing a lone migrant sketched against a bright red backdrop. It was a call to join a caravan, the work of leftist activists and politicians who had helped lead migrants north in the past. But they also tossed a political spark into the mix, blaming their right-wing government for the exodus: “The violence and poverty is expelling us.”

  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 - 08:29 UTC

    Migrants returning to Venezuela following Maduro's promise of jobs

    Many of the migrants traveling home on Monday complained of xenophobia against Venezuelans as Peru and other countries in the region cope with the influx

    A group of Venezuelan migrants has returned home from Peru at the expense of Nicolas Maduro's government. Facing an exodus from Venezuela, Maduro had proclaimed his countrymen “won't be slaves to anyone in the world.”

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Italy/Spain insist Europe must share the burden of migrants

    The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry.

    Italy has dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores to Spain after the new populist government refused them safe port in a bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry. The ship is carrying 629 migrants including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 19:33 UTC

    Spain accepts rescue boat with stranded migrants in the Mediterranean

    Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed to allow the ship to dock in its eastern port of Valencia.

    Spain will welcome a ship with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday and were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea when Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow the vessel to dock at Italian ports.

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