Peru grants visas to thousands of Venezuela amid shortages; political crisis

As the political and social crisis in Venezuela shows no sign of slowing down, Peru announced that it would grant visas to about 6,000 citizens.

With President Maduro’s Socialist government in charge during an economic meltdown, one that has seen the rapid inflation of the currency as well as massive food shortages, there have been calls for the successor of Hugo Chavéz to step aside, with a referendum to recall him as President nearly being passed before his government put a stop to the motion.

Venezuelans have been routinely crossing the border to neighbouring Colombia in search of cheap and accessible food.

Peru, which has seen economic growth in recent decades, recently announced along with Colombia renewed trade ties with Mexico in light of U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks concerning the border wall, as well as NAFTA.

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