The Government of the United States Tuesday announced amid the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles a series of measures consisting of basically funding initiatives in Central America to tackle the root causes behind migration.
Argentina's Migrations Directorate has announced new rules for nationals of non-Mercosur countries wishing to settle in the South American country, thus giving incoming foreigners a 90-day window to regularize their legal status.
US President Joseph Biden and his Mexican colleague Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) were reported Friday to have had a very constructive and cordial telephone conversation, according to White House sources.
The Government of Argentina has decreed a return to the prepandemic status regarding border controls. Travelers will have now the same requirements as before March 2020, Interior Minister Wado de Pedro and Migrations Director Florencia Carignano announced.
Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado wants to close the country's northern border as a new stage of the “state of exception” already in force in four provinces where the migration crisis is escalating.
Chile's government has decreed a State of Exception in the country's northern region to address the migration crisis, which has resulted in both an increase in crime and in acts of xenophobia, it was announced.
The Uruguayan national won on Tuesday afternoon against Venezuela for the 16th date of the South American qualifiers in search of a qualifying place in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Venezuelan national team, although away and with no chance of qualifying, played this match with significant support from fans at the stadium that started to live it since the team arrived in the country last Monday.
Xenophobic violence is on the rise in the Chilean area of Iquique and it is specifically targeted at Venezuelan migrants. Iquique is where most undocumented migrants reach from Bolivia.
The number of Cubans entering Uruguay through the land crossings from Brazil is noticeably on the rise, it was reported Tuesday. According to press reports, so far this year 135 people of that nationality have crossed through the Rivera pass from Santana do Livramento at an average of six individuals daily. Uruguayan Migrations authorities have reported that of the 135 who came in only two went out at a later date. Many of them were carrying the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which added to the migrant services overwhelming.
A group of 23 Haitian migrants were stranded Sunday at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benítez international airport where they have filed for refugee status but nevertheless fear local authorities might deport them back to their country of origin where all lives are “at-risk” due to the ongoing crisis, according to Rodolfo Noriega of the local Migrant Ombudsman's Office.