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22 Aug 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for informational purposes only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The Situation

21 Aug 2018 description
report El Nuevo Diario

La autoridad migratoria en Colombia planteó este martes a Ecuador y Perú definir una política única frente a los venezolanos, tras advertir sobre el riesgo de una migración irregular

La autoridad migratoria en Colombia planteó este martes a Ecuador y Perú definir una política única frente a los venezolanos, tras advertir sobre el riesgo de una "migración irregular" por cuenta de la exigencia de pasaporte de esos países.

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21 Aug 2018 description

The atmosphere is reported to seem calm on the border with Venezuela

Por Débora Brito

A technical team assembled by the Brazilian government with specialists from multiple ministries is visiting the town of Pacaraima, in the northern state of Roraima, which currently shelters thousands of Venezuelan immigrants.

The team arrived yesterday evening (Aug. 20) in state capital Boa Vista, and held meetings with state officials, members of social organizations, and UN agencies.

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.

21 Aug 2018 description

State officials asked the Supreme Court to hold a special hearing

Por Alex Rodrigues

Roraima state authorities asked Brazil’s Supreme Court to order a conciliation hearing with representatives from the federal government and the 26 other states to address the humanitarian crisis caused by the increasing number of Venezuelan immigrants seeking refuge in Brazil over the last two years.

21 Aug 2018 description

SITUATION

According to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre (SRC) the 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 5:31PM (Local Time) at a depth of 88km. The earthquake was located Latitude 10.47N and Longitude 62.75W at 57km SE of Carupano, Venezuela. The Earthquake was felt strongly in Trinidad and Tobago in the cities of Port of Spain and San Fernando. The following CDEMA Participating States also reported tremors around the same time: Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname.

20 Aug 2018 description

President Michel Temer is holding another round of meetings on Monday (Aug. 20) at the Planalto presidential palace in a bid to seek a solution to the crisis involving Venezuelan immigrants in Roraima, the Brazilian state bordering with Venezuela. Seven ministers were called to attend.

20 Aug 2018 description

TSF offers priority calls to Venezuelan refugees in Brazil in response to the one of the biggest migration crises in South American history.

Context

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the economic and social collapse that has led to runaway inflation (+2,600% in 2017 and an estimated +13,000% in 2018 according to the IMF and deficiency in several major social sectors such as health and education.

20 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

As a consequence of the ongoing economic crisis and social turmoil in Venezuela, an increasing number of Venezuelans are crossing the northern border to Brazil to seek asylum, safety and better livelihood opportunities. According to estimates, over 50,000 Venezuelans are living in Brazil currently, of which half in the northern city of Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

BOGOTÁ — Estados Unidos enviará un buque hospital de la Marina de Estados Unidos a Colombia para ayudar a tratar a algunos de los cientos de miles de personas que han huido de la violencia en Venezuela.

El secretario de Defensa, Jim Mattis, dijo el viernes a reporteros que viajaban con él a Washington desde Bogotá, Colombia, que probablemente enviaría el USNS Comfort con base en Norfolk, Virginia.

19 Aug 2018 description
report El Comercio

Valeria Heredia

El movimiento en la frontera Ecuador-Colombia fue fluido en el primer día de vigencia del pedido de pasaporte para el ingreso al país. La medida entró en vigencia desde hoy, sábado 18 de agosto del 2018, por la llegada masiva de venezolanos al país. El Ministerio del Interior informó que los ciudadanos de Venezuela deberán presentar su pasaporte, único documento que permite su entrada al país. No podrán cruzar la frontera quienes presenten cédulas de identidad o la llamada tarjeta andina.

19 Aug 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

De los miles que han llegado, sólo, 75.000 tienen el Permiso Temporal de Permanencia (PTP).

El superintendente nacional de Migraciones de Perú, Eduardo Sevilla Echevarría, indicó que en el país inca hay más de 385.000 venezolanos.

De estos, 70.0000 tiene el Permiso Temporal de Permanencia (PTP). Dicho documento les permite a los venezolanos reglamentar su permanencia en el país, obtener trabajo formal y acceder a servicios como la salud y la educación.

19 Aug 2018 description

Paso Real de Macaira, 17 Ago. AVN

22 familias afectadas por el colapso de la represa El Vedero en Paso Real de Macaira, municipio José Tadeo Monagas del estado Guárico reciben atención por el Gobierno Bolivariano, informó Tania Sierra, alcaldesa del municipio José Tadeo Monagas de la referida entidad llanera.

Tras una inspección la alcaldesa constató junto a funcionarios de Protección Civil las necesidades y riesgos que pudiera correr cada familia ante la inundación que dejó a la población sin energía eléctrica.

19 Aug 2018 description

PUNTOS DESTACADOS

 La cantidad de casos confirmados de sarampión a nivel regional aumenta aproximadamente un 50 por ciento entre junio y mediados de julio, según las organizaciones de salud.

 El Gobierno de Colombia anuncia su intención de otorgar permisos de trabajo y de residencia a más de 440 000 venezolanos indocumentados, que les permitirá el acceso a la salud.

19 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

Brazil is sending troops to its border with Venezuela amid growing tensions in the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima in the state of Roraima, after Venezuelan immigrants were blamed for robbing and severely beating a local merchant.

The troops are scheduled to arrive Monday.

Over the past three years, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have sought refuge in Brazil from Venezuela's economic, political and social crises.

The merchant was beaten early Saturday and local residents blamed Venezuela immigrants.

18 Aug 2018 description

After a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said

By Anthony Boadle

BRASILIA, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Angry residents of a Brazilian border town, Pacaraima, ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said.

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