Migration Crisis: Venezuelan Exodus Strains Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended the issuing of temporary visas to Venezuelan refugees in an effort to slow down the surge of people seeking safety in the neighbouring country. The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has forced over half a million of its citizens into Colombia over the […]

Colombia Tightens Border Control As Increasing Venezuelan Migration Continues

In a visit to Cucuta, a small Colombian city bordering Venezuela, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announced his intention to tighten border control in response to Venezuelan migration into Colombia. President Santos announced  that Colombia will no longer grant temporary border crossing cards, which have already been issued to 1.5 […]

Canada Expels Venezuelan Ambassador

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced the expulsion of Venezuelan Ambassador Wilmer Barrientos Fernandez and Diplomat Angel Herrera on Monday. Herrera had already been withdrawn from Canada by his government in protest against Canadian sanctions earlier this year, and Barrientos Fernandez had already been abroad. The Canadian Minister’s […]

El Chavismo: The Lesson From Venezuela To Other Latin American Countries

Venezuela is about to collapse. The country is deeply divided between those who support the revolution and the opposition that wants to overthrow Nicolas Maduro, who inherited the power from Hugo Chavez, and change the destiny of the country. The profound economic crisis and the shortage of basic goods have […]