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Venezuelan refugees
By Edition On Monday, December 24th, 2018
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Denying protections for asylum seekers denies them opportunities to seek safety

I’ll never forget the day Pedro and Sandra Ramírez (names changed) first came to my office. Soft-spoken and kind, the elderly Venezuelan couple radiated grace and warmth — a welcome contrast to the dreary November More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Caribbean islands can expect greater influx of Venezuelans

WILLEMSTAD - Aruba and Curaçao must be prepared for even more refugees from Venezuela. In Aruba, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago together there are now an estimated 147,000 Venezuelan More...

Venezuelan refugees
By Edition On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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UNCR presents plan for Venezuelan refugees

NEW YORK - 95 organizations from 16 countries have presented a large-scale plan to deal with the flow of refugees from Venezuela. This is according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCR) who More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Islands have their own human rights watchdog

WILLEMSTAD - Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire have their own 'human rights watchdog' since yesterday. The Human Rights Caribbean Foundation. The foundation was created by concerned citizens as a result of the humanitarian More...

Undocumented
By Edition On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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Boat intercepted with 37 undocumented

WILLEMSTAD - Yesterday evening around 11 pm the Frisc interceptor vessel of the station ship Zr. Ms Zeeland was dispatched with a team of the coastguard on board after a suspicious boat was spotted east of Curaçao. Upon More...

Quincy-Girigorie
By Edition On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Minister of Justice: Curaçao cannot solve Venezuela’s problems

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - In a reaction, the Minister of Justice, Quincy Girigorie, admits that civil servants in the judicial chain are not sufficiently aware of the legal rules and therefore make mistakes. But according More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Curaçao can offer protection to refugees

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has not signed the Geneva Convention on refugees, but must offer protection to Venezuelans who are at risk of deportation by the Immigration Service. This is also recognized by the Ministry More...

Venezuelan refugees
By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
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UN: Estimated 2.3M people have fled Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric More...

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By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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US Coast Guard repatriates 60 migrants to Cuba and Dominican Republic

MIAMI - The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 17 migrants on Monday to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, while the Cutter Joseph Tezanos crew repatriated 41 Dominican migrants and two Haitian migrants More...

Refugees
By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Venezuelan exodus reaches record levels; UN refugee agency steps up aid

GENEVA - One of the largest population movements in Latin American history is under way from Venezuela, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, which on Friday confirmed that it is increasing assistance to neighbouring More...