Venezuela’s Exodus Adds to the Perils Across Latin America

Venezuelans en route to Ecuador wait at a bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 24, 2017 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).
Venezuelans en route to Ecuador wait at a bus terminal in Bogota, Colombia, Aug. 24, 2017 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).

After years of mostly steady economic growth and largely moderating politics in much of Latin America, the past year brought a spate of unexpected difficulties to the region, from severe political crises triggered by corruption scandals, to economic disruptions from the collapse of commodity prices. The troubles, as I’ve noted, will be key to the many pivotal elections this year. And now, there’s another major challenge for the governments and people of the region: a huge outflow of refugees and migrants from Venezuela. Venezuela’s worsening political and economic crises have triggered a wave of mass migration that looks set to […]

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