Why Colombia has taken in 1 million Venezuelans

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • The border of unity.Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/Sign up for the Borders newsletter: http://www.vox.com/borders-emailSubscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOWith original music by Tom Fox: https://m.soundcloud.com/user-416166523Colombia is currently dealing with a massive wave of refugees coming from Venezuela. Venezuelans are fleeing their home because of a severe economic crisis under President Nicolas Maduro. There are high inflation rates and there isn’t enough food available for people within Venezuela to even eat. Thousands of Venezuelans cross the Simon Bolivar bridge located at Cúcuta every day and Colombia doesn’t seem to be turning anyone way. This borders episode looks at why Colombia doesn’t turn away these refugees, the shared history of the two nations and how there may be a limit to Colombia’s acceptance of incoming Venezuelans.Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit vox.com/borders.Watch the full season of Vox Borders: ColombiaEpisode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0Rq...Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_ViO...Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55mpz...Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDa_S...Bonus episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7qb...Become a member of the Vox Video Lab for more Borders behind-the-scenes content: http://www.vox.com/joinCheck out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5HOr on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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  • Johnny Harris

     6 months ago

    Thanks so much to everyone who has tuned in, commented, and shared their excitement for Borders! I'm so thrilled to share this latest season with you. I'll be around in the comments (and the chat before this episode premieres) to take your questions. Let me know what's on your mind. – Johnny

  • Joey Jia

     10 days ago

    Seems no one is mentioning that US sanction is the main reason why Venezuela's economy got so bad in the first place... Maybe a simpler solution to this humanitarian crisis is simply asking the US to lift their sanctions. ㄟ( ▔, ▔ )ㄏ

  • Joe Hoang

     12 days ago

    Only 1 million? Venezuela has taken in 4-6 million Colombians in the years before and given them citizenship. Many of the ones returning are actually Colombians.

  • Fey

     6 months ago

    "The Great Depression was truly THE worst economic crisis to this day."Maduro: "Hold my chicha."

  • challenge accepted

     2 days ago

    Gabrielle Ann The Great Depression in America happened due to overproduction and other countries increasing their tariffs (and their own)The whole world experienced the depression and people like Hitler and Mussolini took advantage of that for power.

  • Mr Internet Guy

     10 days ago

    Maduro: Hold my chicha Zimbabwe: ...

  • youland Parris

     3 months ago


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     5 days ago


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     6 days ago


  • Maruthi Rahul

     4 months ago

    Respect and love to Colombia and prayer for Venezuelans.Love from India

  • Radhika B

     5 days ago

    @snurk agurk can you stop sending Islamic terrorists in the world😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • jayy pk

     12 days ago

    @snurk agurk Well said bro...

  • Juanito Madrid

     4 months ago

    Colombian people are very nice and generous. God bless you!!!

  • noemiilovemax

     8 days ago

    Thank you c:

  • RedbullAddict

     25 days ago

    last I heard it was full of drug dealers and rapists

  • Claudia Matolcsy Torrington Connecticut

     3 months ago

    We Colombians are brought up with the mentality of “help your neighbor” ...if you know someone is struggling, you don’t ask if they need help, you go and help, it could be with food, some money or helping around the house if the lady of the house was sick and struggling to keep up. Is the way we are. My heart is broken for Venezuela 🇻🇪 prayers.

  • Joe Hoang

     12 days ago

    Norbert Rosendahl More people should read your comment. These people here comment without knowing anything.

  • SumKoon

     1 months ago

    Really? What part of Colombia are you from? You don't sound like you're from Bogotá. People are extremely selfish there.

  • maria alejandra peña arteaga

     3 days ago

    I'm from colombia and i love how they explain the situacion! Thanks

  • Letha Hadady

     2 days ago

    God bless Columbia/Venezuela, people with heart and spirit

  • Saraisnotsorry o3o

     3 months ago

    no estoy llorando tú estás llorando 😭 🇻🇪 🇨🇴

  • Manurza

     2 months ago

    Saraisnotsorry o3o literal

  • Evany Martinez

     3 days ago

    This is beautiful, bless Colombia 🇨🇴 💖