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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    is your neighborhood now gated?
    We are fully fenced with padlocked gates. Suspect he climbed the fence. My neighbour who is a judge here has 4 dogs. He got by them as well

    There was no point in going legal. These poor folks have absolutely nothing. There is a petition here now asking the Aruban Govt to institute a visa system for Venezuelans similar to the one in effect for Colombians

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    why would they have a visa system for some South Americans & not for others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaby View Post
    why would they have a visa system for some South Americans & not for others?
    I understand the visa system for Colombians was introduced during the insurrection by FARC and the issue with drug cartels and transporting drugs via Aruba Free Trade etc. There was much concern about the type of "tourist " from Colombia. Aruba wS also fighting not to be kept on the International Money Transfer grey list. Several things prompted it

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    I believe that from the beginning of 2016, Colombians will not need anymore a visa to visit Aruba.

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    Here are two articles in the Aruba Traveler on-line newspaper.
    http://www.arubatraveller.com/papers...812/index.html

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    Excellent new article. Thanks for the link Vallond. Aruba needs to act now before this issue gets worse which it will if no or little action is taken.

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    From the Curacao Chronicle 24/08/2015.

    http://curacaochronicle.com/politics...nezuelans-out/

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    Thanks for the article.

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    According to Amigoe:

    Google Translation:

    Koenders: No need for visas for Venezuelans

    Monday, December 28th, 2015 14:20

    THE HAGUE - Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs sees no reason to introduce a visa requirement for Venezuelans, as Curacao and Aruba already have taken measures to control the influx of Venezuelans. Koenders wrote this in response to questions from VVD MPs Han ten Broeke and André Bosman.

    The two VVD asked earlier this month about the possibility of a visa requirement. The occasion was a Daily Herald article, in which the Aruba Tourism Minister Otmar Oduber warned of serious political consequences of a visa requirement. Koenders wrote that the creation or abolition of visa requirements always has consequences for the relationship between countries and for the people according to the rules, or bona fide, visit each other's country.

    "The many bona fide travelers provided Aruba and Curacao off Venezuela, contribute significantly to the local economy and are vital for both tourism and trade. The introduction of a visa requirement would be an obstacle for a trip to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, but is also no guarantee that this reduces the bona fide or less affluent travelers to stay away, "he said.

    Moreover, Curaçao and Aruba have both taken measures such as stricter controls and rules for the return of undocumented migrants. The introduction of a visa requirement has been discussed with the Netherlands, but was not considered necessary, the minister said.

    Ten Broeke and Bosman also asked about the risk that Venezuelans will opt for Bonaire, Curacao and Aruba as well decide to introduce a visa requirement. Koenders replied that the introduction of a visa is a Kingdom's affair, so that the Netherlands will always be involved in that decision. "When considered would be to introduce a visa requirement, then the Netherlands balancing test also for Bonaire."

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=us

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