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Covid-19 forced tens of thousands of Venezuelans to go home. But crossing the border is no easy task

Covid-19 forced tens of thousands of Venezuelans to go home. But crossing the border is no easy task
Monday 13
22:30 2020

Since at least 2016, nearly 5 million Venezuelans have left their country, according to the UN Refugee Agency , fleeing disastrous poverty and crumbling social and health services. But as the coronavirus pandemic shutters economies across Latin America, many Venezuelans are now being forced to return home -- if their government will let them. Entering Venezuela in the time of coronavirus is no easy task. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro has described returning migrants as potential biological weapons, referring to the possibility that they could be carrying the virus. His government has limited the number of Venezuelans allowed entry into their ...

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Summary: Since at least 2016, nearly 5 million Venezuelans have left their country, according to the UN Refugee Agency , fleeing disastrous poverty and crumbling social and health services. But as the coronavirus pandemic shutters economies across Latin America, many Venezuelans are now being forced to return home -- if their ...

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