Colombia is currently dealing with a massive wave of refugees coming from Venezuela. A severe economic crisis under current President Nicolás Maduro is causing them to flee; inflation rates are sky high, and there isn’t enough food in the country.
Thousands of Venezuelans are crossing the Simón Bolívar International Bridge into Cúcuta, a Columbian border town, every day. And Colombia doesn’t seem to be turning anyone away.
Season 3, Episode 1 of Vox Borders looks at why Colombia isn’t turning away these refugees, the shared history of the two nations, and how there may be a limit to Colombia’s acceptance of their incoming neighbors.
Read more at Vox.
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