Venezuelan migrants are pictured carrying their bags as they cross the border into Colombia.

What Will Legality Mean for Refugees From Venezuela?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the Colombia government’s granting of legal status to Venezuelan migrant and refugees.

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian, Maria Velez de Berliner, Mauricio Claver-Carone, Andrés Martínez-Fernández

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No Strangers at the Gate 

A report presenting recommendations to countries and organizations contending with the Venezuelan migration and refugee crisis.

Michael Camilleri, Fen Osler Hampson

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Member in the News: Eduardo Stein

On September 12, 2018, Eduardo Stein was named by the Secretary General of the United Nations as the Special Representative for Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees. 

Eduardo Stein

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Power and Politics: Crisis in Venezuela

Millions of Venezuelans are fleeing the crisis torn country into neighboring Colombia. How dire is the situation and could it get even worse? Dialogue President Michael Shifter discussed these questions on CBC’s Power & Politics with Vassy Kapelos.

Michael Shifter, Vassy Kapelos

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The Many Faces of Venezuelan Migration: Challenges and Solutions

On August 1, the Inter-American Dialogue partnered with Visión Democrática to host an event on “The Many Faces of Venezuelan Migration: Challenges and Solutions.” The panelists discussed the status and features of the Venezuelan migrant crisis, particularly across the Colombian border, and the accelerated growth of the Venezuelan diaspora over the past few years.

Camille Preel-Dumas

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A Conversation with Mauricio Cárdenas

“Despite the 2008 economic recession and the ensuing decrease in the value of commodities, Colombia has maintained a steady growth rate and continued foreign investment”, said Mauricio Cárdenas, Colombia’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit, during an April 19 discussion at the Inter-American Dialogue.

Fidel Marquez

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