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Montevideo, June 6th 2023 - 20:27 UTC

Tag: Migration

  • Friday, May 19th 2023 - 18:44 UTC

    Family alleges negligence as eight-year-old migrant girl dies in US Border Patrol custody

    “They killed her, they didn't want to help her until she fainted, and then they said they couldn't call an ambulance,” the father's victim asserted. Photo: AP.

    On Wednesday, an eight-year-old girl died while under the custody of the US Border Patrol in a border town in the state of Texas, after crossing the southern border with her family. In recent hours, details have emerged about the tragic incident in which family members denounced that the girl reported she couldn't breathe, a situation that authorities ignored.

  • Monday, May 8th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Chilean and Venezuelan authorities cooperate to repatriate stranded migrants

    “There is a firm determination of the government of President Gabriel Boric to take charge of migration in all its senses, in an orderly and safe manner,” Sanzana explained

    Venezuelan authorities Sunday flew back 115 migrants who were stranded in northern Chile through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria (Return to the Homeland Plan), it was announced by Caracas. The Foreign Ministry said on Twitter that: “115 Venezuelan men and women are happily returning to their homes thanks to a new day of the Plan Vuelta a la Patria,” an initiative in force since 2018.

  • Monday, May 1st 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Venezuela wants to rescue migrants stranded in border between Chile and Peru

    The presence of these migrants on the border has generated a diplomatic crisis between Chile and Peru.<br />
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    Venezuela's Foreign Ministry started talks with its Chilean and Peruvian counterparts to coordinate flights whereby migrants stranded on the border between these two countries can be flown back to Caracas, it was reported.

  • Saturday, April 29th 2023 - 10:59 UTC

    Peru sends troops to Chilean border

    The Armed Forces have been empowered to support the PNP and “preserve internal order,” Chávez explained

    The Peruvian Government of President Dina Boluarte Friday sent troops to the southern region of Tacna, bordering Chile, to support the National Police (PNP) handle the migrant crisis, Defense Minister Jorge Chávez announced.

  • Friday, April 28th 2023 - 11:43 UTC

    Venezuelan migrant crisis sparks diplomatic clash between Chile and Peru

    Otárola urged Boric to “solve their problems and not to throw them to another country”

    Peru's Foreign Ministry Thursday Chilean ambassador Óscar Fuentes as thousands of Venezuelan migrants are trying to cross into the country from the southern border to “protest for the lack of collaboration shown by the Chilean police authorities, which has generated the events that occurred today” when a group tried to force their way into the country and circumvent the police checkpoints.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    State of emergency decreed in Peruvian borderline areas

    Foreigners “are the ones who are unfortunately committing these” crimes, Boluarte argued

    Peruvian authorities have declared a state of emergency across its areas bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile in a move to curb a surge in crime President Dina Boluarte claims is linked to migrant offenders. While the measure is in force, certain constitutional rights such as the inviolability of the home, freedom of transit, freedom of assembly, and personal freedom and security are restricted or suspended.

  • Tuesday, April 25th 2023 - 11:47 UTC

    Deportation flights to Havana resumed

    Deportation flights from the US to Cuba were suspended in December 2020, shortly before Biden took office

    The United States has resumed its deportation flights to Cuba of the so-called undesirable migrants after the procedures were halted during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed.

  • Thursday, April 13th 2023 - 10:46 UTC

    UN calls on Italy to act responsibly on migration issues

    The number of migrants reaching Italian shores has increased drastically this year, with at least 31,300 arriving so far - almost four times more than in the same period last year

    Volker Türk, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has urged Italy to ensure that any migration measures it implements during the state of emergency declared on Monday respect its humanitarian obligations.

  • Wednesday, March 29th 2023 - 11:06 UTC

    Fire at migrant detention center in Mexico leaves 38 dead and 28 injured

    The INM confirmed the deaths of 38 people from six different nationalities (one from Colombia, one from Ecuador, 12 from El Salvador, 28 from Guatemala, 13 from Honduras, and 13 from Venezuela)

    At least 38 people were killed and 28 injured in a fire at a migrant detention center in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, on the border with the United States, according to the Mexican government. The fire broke out on Monday night in the facilities of the National Migration Institute (INM) in the state of Chihuahua.

  • Wednesday, March 8th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Uruguay generates certainty for Argentine migrants, Lacalle says

    “We belong to Mercosur, we have no interest in cutting ourselves off,” Lacalle said

    Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday explained that many Argentines had decided to migrate and settle “across the pond” because his country was one that “generates certainty.”