Peru: Tents pitched in Tacna as Venezuelan migrants await Chilean visa

Hundreds of tents lined the streets of Tacna in southern Peru, near the border with Chile as Venezuelan migrants queued at the Chilean consulate to obtain a «democratic responsibility visa» Thursday. Footage shows migrants living in tents and waiting in front of the Chilean consulate. The Chilean government announced in June that Venezuelan migrants could request the visa in any Chilean... Еще consulate, not just in their home country as had previously been the case. Some migrants, though, say the application process isn’t going anywhere. «They're not giving us an answer, I mean, they're wasting time with the documentation,» said Yoleida Perdomo, one of the migrants. «According to them, they won't do anything for us.» Alexander Montes, another migrant, said despite meeting all the requirements and having his passport, upon requesting the visa he was told «the rules had changed and that Chile could not let anyone in because they are trafficking children and all that.» The ongoing socioeconomic crisis in Venezuela has created over four million Venezuelan refugees worldwide according to the UNHCR.

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