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Venezuelan asylum seekers in Mexico surge as crisis deepens

12:54 EDT 5 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Venezuelan asylum seekers in Mexico surge as crisis deepensBy Stefanie Eschenbacher MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Venezuela's deepening political and economic crisis has provoked a surge of asylum seekers to Mexico this year, government figures show, with applications to stay in Mexico setting a record pace. During just the first six months of this year, 1,420 Venezuelans have sought asylum in Mexico, a nearly four-fold jump compared to the 361 total Venezuelan asylum applicants for all of 2016.


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