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By Edition On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago government explains deportations of Venezuelan migrants

PORT OF SPAIN - After the United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago said it is concerned after authorities announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan nationals, including asylum More...

A Venezuelan woman shows her passport and identity card at the Pacaraima border control, Roraima state
By Edition On Monday, April 16th, 2018

Brazil state seeks to shut Venezuelan border to stop refugee flow

BRASILIA - Leaders of Brazil’s northern state of Roraima on Friday asked the Supreme Court for permission to temporarily close the only land border crossing with neighboring Venezuela to halt the massive and disorderly More...

By Edition On Monday, April 9th, 2018

Blok: Venezuelan refugee problem is indeed Kingdom affair

WILLEMSTAD - The Dutch government is not always clear about the jurisdiction principle and its responsibilities with regard to the islands in the Kingdom. When is something an internal affair and when is it not? When More...

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By Edition On Friday, April 6th, 2018

The Netherlands supports Curaçao with processing the influx of Venezuelans

WILLEMSTAD - The Netherlands will deploy the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) to Curaçao in the processing of the influx of refugees from Venezuela. The IND will separate the real refugees from the More...

People sit as they wait after being rescued by coastguards in Willemstad
By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Ombudsman and lawyers are clamoring for an asylum policy

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao must develop a humane asylum policy. At least that's what the Ombudsman Keursley Concincion thinks. The lawyers who tried to assist the nine Venezuelan women, who went on hunger strike to prevent More...

By Edition On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Red Cross: Curacao government does not know what to do with Venezuelan refugees

WILLEMSTAD - Because no convention has been signed, Venezuelans are not taken care of in Curaçao. The Red Cross thinks that the government does not know what to do. Henk Stomp of the Red Cross understands this, More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Kingdom must assist in Curaçao with the issue of Venezuelan refugees

WILLEMSTAD - “If the Venezuelan refugee situation escalates, then the Kingdom of the Netherlands should automatically assume its responsibility for Curaçao.” This is according to Lesley Fer, Risk Management More...

By Edition On Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Prime Minister: “UNHCR must take into consideration Curaçao’s limited resources to take Venezuelan refugees”

WILLEMSTAD - In light of the continuing outflow of Venezuelans to neighboring countries and beyond, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, has released new guidance for More...

By Edition On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Venezuela’s neighbors can’t wait for Uncle Sam

WASHINGTON - Venezuela’s refugee crisis is metastasizing. According to the United Nations, 5,000 Venezuelans have fled to Curacao, 20,000 to Aruba, 30,000 to Brazil, 40,000 to Trinidad and Tobago, and more than More...

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By Edition On Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Again human remains and other person belongings found on north coast

WILLEMSTAD - Once again body parts have been found at Koraal Tabak, north coast of the island. Police officers rushed to the scene and seized the human remains for identification. Because Venezuelan media reported More...