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By Edition On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

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

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...

By Edition On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

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...

By Edition On Monday, November 12th, 2018

Venezuelan refugee officer may not be deported for the time being

WILLEMSTAD - Lino Jose Ordoñez Zavala may stay for the time being. But the Venezuelan official who fled to Curaçao in August together with a Venezuelan sergeant and applied for political asylum here has not been More...

By Edition On Monday, September 10th, 2018

Minister of Justice: “Curaçao does not violate human rights”

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has since 2012 sheltered almost 8000 Venezuelans who have been eligible for a residence permit. That is 5% of the total population of the island. In addition, it appears (in anticipation of More...

Coast Guard
By Edition On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Destructive report on dealing with Venezuelans

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao violates the human rights of Venezuelans coming this way illegally in many areas. That became clear in a devastating report from human rights organization Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch More...

Dutch Parliament
By Edition On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Parliament asks about fled Venezuela sergeant

THE HAGUE - The Permanent Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament wants clarity from Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok on the status of the Venezuelan sergeant who fled to More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Friday, August 24th, 2018

Fleeing Venezuelan military will not be expelled for now

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao is not going to expel the fled sergeant from the Venezuelan army. That's what the Minister of Justice announced after reports from several media on the situation of the Venezuelan refugee. The More...

By Edition On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Former Venezuelan military formally requests asylum

WILLEMSTAD - Through a local lawyer the Venezuelan military who illegally arrived on the island by boat last Friday requested political asylum. According to the asylum request (seen by Curaçao Chronicle), the man More...

Prison Curacao
By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018

A fleeing Venezuelan sergeant asks for asylum

WILLEMSTAD - A fleeing Venezuelan sergeant is behind bars in the special barracks for illegal aliens of the Curaçao (SDKK) prison. Together with a Venezuelan official who has also fled, he has applied for asylum. In More...