Immigration in Colombia: News from Caracas



It was really hard to see her crying all alone. It was dark in the room where I found her and she was crying into the light that came from the television screen. On the screen, you could see how huge the crowds were, and how everyone was in the streets. I didn’t know what was happening, but I knew that whatever was happening, it was cutting Yoselie Gonzalez wide open.

Yoselie Gonzalez is a Venezuelan student living in Colombia. As her studies ended, she made the hard decision to stay after Venezuela’s crisis stripped her of any opportunities back home. Now she faces life as a ‘foreigner’ in Colombia. But being ‘foreign’ in Colombia is nothing like the sense of immigration she grew up with in Venezuela. Continue reading on Beacon…

Venezuela expats are tweeting the way for embattled protesters

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BOGOTA, Colombia — As anti-government protesters descended on Caracas’ main plaza this week, marcher Eiker Ramirez called a Venezuelan living in neighboring Colombia and asked her what was happening.

His friend here, 24-year-old university student Yoselie Gonzalez, checked her Twitter feed. Continue reading at Global Post…