More than two million Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, fleeing political and economic turmoil. Other countries in the region say they are overwhelmed by the mass exodus. DW's Ofelia Harms caught up with some Venezuelans in Colombia.
The international community should consider "all options," OAS head Luis Almagro said, to help suffering Venezuelans. Almagro reminded Latin American states that the crisis threatens to destabilize the entire region.
Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing an economic and humanitarian crisis streamed across Peru's border ahead of tighter controls. The UN said the situation is nearing a "crisis moment" like in the Mediterranean.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuelan migrants were answering his call to "stop cleaning toilets abroad" and come back home. Maduro has branded the regional refugee crisis a "right-wing campaign."
Venezuelan soldiers who want to flee their country must carefully weigh their options. If they return, they face severe penalties, and abroad they have little chance of finding work. Ofelia Harms reports from Ipiales.
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