Ministers from a dozen Latin America nations started a two day meeting in Ecuador on Monday to discuss solutions to the Venezuelan migrant crisis.
Venezuela is facing a severe economic crisis fueled by the drop of oil prices. President Nicolas Maduro blames the U.S. and the European Union for what he calls an ‘economic war’ and the sanctions imposed on his country. And now, the exodus of Venezuelan migrants to neighboring countries has placed a strain on public services.
CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports from the border of Peru and Ecuador.
To discuss all of this:
- Paul Dobson is a journalist based in Merida, Venezuela.
- Charles Shapiro is the president of the World Affairs Council and former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela.
- Gloria La Riva is the coordinator for the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee.
- Eduardo Gamarra is a professor for the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Florida International University.
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