RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Venezuelan migrants who pass to Chile through the border with Bolivia, at an altitude of more than 3,700 meters, suffer extreme cold and heat on their journey through the Andean highlands towards the Atacama desert.
Between January and the first week of February, a migratory wave doubled the population of 1,700 inhabitants of the small Aymara town of Colchane, in northern Chile. And Venezuelans continue to arrive in small groups, sparking growing rejection among locals.
"Today we passed with some Cubans and Bolivians, we had a few dollars to pay for the bus, but . . .