Venezuelan Caminantes: a nation's quest for survival
Venezuela is facing the biggest political and economic crisis in its history. What has now become a humanitarian crisis has generated the largest exodus ever recorded in the history of Latin America.
These Venezuelans have come to be known as Los Caminantes, The Walkers. They are desperate to flee their country and carry only a few of their belongings with them. They travel by foot for days on end in sometimes brutal conditions to neighbouring Columbia.
Adriana Parra is the deputy director of the Entre Dos Tierra’s Foundation, a migration initiative based in Colombia that tries to provide help to the Caminantes. Para will talk about her foundation’s work and her experience on the road with The Walkers.
This event is co-organized by the Montreal branch of the Canadian International Council, the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia and the Canada-Venezuela Democracy Forum.
Only individuals with tickets will be allowed in. Organizers will refuse entry to individuals who intend to disrupt the discussion.