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Venezuela’s Neighbors Join Forces to Contain Crushing Flow of Refugees

  • Meetings throughout the region aim to create unified policies
  • The outflow now equals Europe’s Mediterranean migrant crisis
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Venezuela’s accelerating slide toward mass starvation has become a continental disaster and South American governments this week began trying to manage it together.

With thousands of migrants pouring over the border -- an outflow equal to the Mediterranean refugee crisis -- government officials are meeting in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to coordinate a response that so far has been haphazard. On the agenda are measures to prevent epidemics, harmonize identification requirements and share the burden of relief.