TOKYO-2018 Editorial / Political

Venezuelan Diaspora In Brazil and Colombia

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Nicola Delle Donne

During the Seventies, Venezuela was the richest Country in Latin America and attracted economic migrants and political refugees from all over the world. Today its economy is collapsing, with 82% of the population below the poverty level. Many people are forced to leave their country to survive. Brazil and Colombia are the first destinations of the migratory flow due to their proximity and easy reachability by land. Moved by the hope of a better life, the reality with which migrants collide is often made up of precariousness, difficulty in integration, episodes of violence and xenophobia.