Some 80,000 Venezuelans cross into Colombia every day, many looking for food and medicine. The international bridge in Cúcuta, Colombia is one of the most important points of entry. Venezuela was cited by Freedom House as a country where fundamental freedoms took a hit in 2018.
Some 80,000 Venezuelans cross into Colombia every day, many looking for food and medicine. The international bridge in Cúcuta, Colombia is one of the most important points of entry. Venezuela was cited by Freedom House as a country where fundamental freedoms took a hit in 2018. Jim Wyss jwyss@miamiherald.com
Some 80,000 Venezuelans cross into Colombia every day, many looking for food and medicine. The international bridge in Cúcuta, Colombia is one of the most important points of entry. Venezuela was cited by Freedom House as a country where fundamental freedoms took a hit in 2018. Jim Wyss jwyss@miamiherald.com

Mimi Whitefield has covered Latin America and the Caribbean for more than two decades. The Miami Herald’s former Rio de Janeiro bureau chief and a 2017 winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, she now focuses on Cuba coverage.