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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 10:22 AM
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Influx of Venezuelan Immigrants to Colombia
http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/category/venezuela /

article is from Semana.com link provides a translated version that is pretty crappy



In Colombian society, Venezuelans have made a name for themselves in the fields of art, music, and even television, and this influx of immigrants has its roots in the dismissal of workers in the petroleum industry in Venezuela.
Semana.com calls the reason for the first wave of immigrants the P factor. Hugo Chvez dismissed 18,000 employees of the oil industry leading them to come to Colombia.
In fact, three large Venezuelan oil companies, Pacific Rubiales, Alange, and Vectra, came to Colombia due to the creation of the Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos which attracted investors.
The favorable results that the oil workers and companies experienced in Colombia lead others such as members of the Venezuelan upper class to immigrate as well to Colombia.
Cosmetics, clothing, food, and car companies (among others) from Venezuela have either come or are planning to come to Colombia.
So far in 2011, the issuing of foreign ID residence cards to Venezuelans has risen to 230 a week. In 2004, there were only 2 ID residence cards issued weekly. Read Article

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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 11:23 AM
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1. sort of like the US and Cuba
Cubans flee to come to the US... because Cuba is so wonderful and the US is so rotten.

Venezuealans flee to Colombia... because Venezuela is wonderful and Colombia is rotten.

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Bacchus39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 11:34 AM
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2. they've been fleeing to Miami for more than a decade
however, I'd prefer Colombia.
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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 12:13 PM
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3. well me too,
I am not a big fan of the US, but at least it let's me leave when I want.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 11:04 PM
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4. 10% of their population.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 11:05 PM
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5. Sadly such a thing is only viable to the more well off, the poor probably don't have a chance.
Crime will continue to be outrageous and the poor will continue to suffer for it.
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