go to top
A homeless Venezuelan migrant near the main bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia A homeless Venezuelan migrant near the main bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia, June 3, 2020 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).

COVID-19 Is Making the Latest Migrant Exodus From Venezuela Even Worse

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

MEDELLIN, Colombia—As 21-year-old Jarvis Sanchez fled Venezuela—walking hours through dangerous informal border crossings, packing into hotel rooms with 20 other people and clinging to the backs of speeding trucks—he could barely even think about the global pandemic playing out around him.

“There were things way scarier than COVID,” Sanchez said. “When you’re constantly under threat, when you’re on a truck driving at such fast speeds, and so many other things, you almost forget about it.” ...

To read more,

enter your email address then choose one of the three options below.

Subscribe to World Politics Review and you'll receive instant access to 10,000+ articles in the World Politics Review Library, along with new comprehensive analysis every weekday . . . written by leading topic experts.