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Venezuela crisis: Migrants dash to cross Peru border


Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws.

From midnight local time (05:00 GMT) on Saturday, Venezuelans will need to have a valid passport and visa to enter Peru.

The new requirements prompted a dash to the border from those fleeing Venezuela's years-long economic crisis.

Some four million people have fled Venezuela since 2015, according to the United Nations.

The country's imploding economy has resulted in high unemployment and shortages of food and medicine, and hundreds of thousands of people are said to be in ...


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