Immigration Crisis Developing Between Colombia and Venezuela

Associate, Social Media and Communications

Developments to follow out of Colombia this week:

Over the weekend we learned of growing tensions between Colombia and Venezuela over immigration policy, and the forced deportation of several thousand Colombians from Venezuela in the last week. 

Both countries have recalled their respective ambassadors, with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos declaring the deportations as "unacceptable" by the neighboring country. 

This issue is likely to have wider-reaching implications in both countries, as Venezuela's President and his government faces an upcoming election in the fall and as Colombia continues to work towards a peace treaty between their own government and rebel forces.

More on the story can be found in The New York Times and BBC News

More than 1,000 Colombians have been deported by the Venezuelan government, with many needing to use temporary shelters and donated clothes.<br>Photo Credit: Reuters


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