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Country Resource - Venezuela

Venezuela

VE
  • Population……….....................….................30,912,302 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate…………...........................……1.28% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate…………………..……..19.2 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate………………............5.2 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate………………………….-1.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups……….................Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people

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Record number of Venezuelans are emigrating to escape the country's economic mismanagement, insecurity, and shortages. This article examines the causes of the current crisis and draws from a study of thousands of Venezuelans abroad to examine who is leaving, where they have headed, and what their hopes are for the future of Venezuela. It also scopes future opportunities for diaspora engagement.

Growing rapidly from a population of 90,000 in 1960 to nearly 3 million in 2014, South American immigrants now represent 7 percent of all foreign born in the United States. Family-based immigration is the primary pathway for all South American groups, ranging from 45 percent of Venezuelan immigrants to 97 percent of those from Guyana.

Signed more than 30 years ago, the Cartagena Declaration sought to address rising flows of refugees and establish regional solidarity in refugee protection in Latin America. This article explores the evolution of refugee and asylum policies in Latin America amid the long-running Colombian civil war, as well as the region's response to the current global refugee crisis.

Facing electoral challenges, falling approval rates, and weak economies, some political leaders in 2015 altered border policies or engaged in conflicts across borders as tools of domestic policy. This trend looks at the effects on migration of conflicts between Venezuela and Colombia, Russia and Ukraine, and India and Nepal.