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Immigrant Venezuelan Woman & # 039; s An unborn baby dies while waiting for a visa, Chile refuses medical assistance

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile said in a statement that it regretted the death of the unborn baby, but said & # 39; it was not possible to provide medical assistance to foreign citizens in a neighboring country. & # 39;

Reuters

updated:July 14, 2019, 10:19 AM IST

The unborn baby of the Venezuelan Venezuelan woman dies while waiting for a visa. Chile refuses medical assistance
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Santiago: Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman was waiting for the right visa to cross the border from Peru to Chile.

Peru insisted on immigration last month and demanded that migrants have passports and visas to stay in the country. The new rules have pushed some migrants south to Chile.

The foreign ministry of Chile said in a statement that it regretted the death of the unborn baby, but said "it was not possible to provide medical assistance to foreign citizens in a neighboring country."

The economic collapse of Venezuela has released the biggest migration crisis in recent South American history. Chile, one of Latin America's strongest and most stable economies, has become a magnet for Venezuelans looking for a new home.

Immigration to Chile has increased fivefold in less than 30 years, from 114,500 in the 1992 census to 746,465 last year. The majority of migrants have recently come from Haiti and Venezuela.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile said it had strengthened the consulate's staff in Tacna, Peru, to handle the influx. The consulate has issued more than a thousand visas for Venzuelans who wanted to come to the country in the last three weeks, the ministry said.

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