Melissa Medina Márquez

Melissa Medina Márquez is the WOLA Venezuela and Drug Policy intern for Spring 2018.

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Adding to the Stress of Emigration from Venezuela: Passports hard to come by

As the state of the economy in Venezuela worsens and urgent needs for goods and services arise, citizens feel a growing pressure to emigrate. However, many have been forced to leave the country without a valid passport, and as a consequence, they are facing increasing challenges when seeking to regularize their situation in neighboring countries and exercise of their political rights in Venezuela from abroad.