Wednesday, August 24, 2016 04:31 PM
Oye! News from South America
On Monday, Venezuelan exiles in Florida urged American authorities to grant "migratory relief" to those fleeing Venezuela for "political reasons."
Jose Colina, president of the organization Politically Persecuted Venezuelans in Exile (or Veppex), told the Spanish news
During a press conference on Tuesday, the Foreign Minister of Ecuador said that his country will not participate in the illegal migration of Cubans by providing them with an airlift to Mexico.
The press conference took place after the government of Ecuador and the United Nations High
Just four years after an amnesty was decreed by the prior administration, the current Panamanian president has enacted two more amnesties: one for illegal aliens in general and the other specifically for Chinese illegal aliens.
There are approximately 10,000 Chinese illegal aliens in Panama.
On Saturday, Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis addressed the leaders of the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States, asking for solidarity and awareness on the migration issues in the region.
The member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC) met
As Panama concluded its final round of airlifts, approximately 100 Cuban migrants are now stranded in Turbo, Colombia.
Panama closed its southern border with Colombia on May 9, 2016.
According to Colombia's General Director of Immigration, these migrants are waiting for the Colombian
On May 1, amidst the transfer of thousands of visa-less Cubans from Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border, an immigration agreement between Mexico and Cuba came into effect.
The Memorandum, reaffirmed in Mexico last November, aims to establish a "legal, ordered, and secure migratory
Today, the first group of 238 Cuban migrants airlifted from Panama reached El Paso, Texas.
On Monday, the government of Panama initiated the airlift of about 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Panama to Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city opposite El Paso.
Earlier this year, Panama
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