Ecuador has brought in new rules to stop Venezuelan migrants entering the country without a passport, leaving many stranded in neighbouring Colombia.
Ecuador implements passport measures for Venezuelans instead of ID cards in an apparent attempt to curb rising numbers of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their homeland.
Peru too has toughens rules for Venezuelan migrants after numbers surge
Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and political crisis have been crossing into Ecuador from Colombia using only identity cards. Peru, Ecuador will now require that all Venezuelan migrants enter the country with a passport
Most are heading south to join family members in Peru and Chile.
Colombia has protested against the move, saying vulnerable people will be trapped on its side of the border.
In a separate incident, residents of a Brazilian town attacked a Venezuelan migrant camp yesterday and drove the occupants back across the border.
Venezuela has suffered for years from high inflation and the chronic shortage of food and medicines. Media agencies