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    Amigoe article - Google translation:

    Police tightened surveillance at sea and beach

    Friday, May 13 2016 14:18

    ORANJESTAD - As a result of the deteriorating political situation in Venezuela, the police tightened control on the beaches and the coast. This is to prevent Venezuelans, with the hope of a better future, crossing over to Aruba.

    By our reporter

    Bobby Spier

    The political unrest in Venezuela is increasing. The opposition of President Nicolas Maduro is fighting to oust him. The main problem is a lack of food. The protesters want the National Electoral Council to hurry up with the assessment of their petition, signed by nearly two million people, to allow a referendum on Maduro's position. The Dutch news website Nu.nl to read that a protest march by the opposition last Wednesday culminated in a confrontation with police. When protesters tried to reach the headquarters of the Electoral Council in Caracas, agents, tear gas and pepper spray used to stop them.


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    Police spokesman Lito Laclé confirms to Amigoe that increase alertness and tightening controls at the beach and keep the water associated with the current protests and civil unrest in Venezuela. The intention is to prevent tighter supervision Venezuelan citizens crossing over to Aruba. When asked by this newspaper whether there since Wednesday to see an increase in the number of Venezuelan refugees that comes this way, responding to the spokesman: ". It is said" Laclé gives no insight into whether this is actually so.


    Extra vigilance

    These days extra attention on the beaches where refugees generally try to come ashore as Arashi, Santana di Cacho at Lake Colony and the shore of Baby Beach and Rodgers Beach. For this, the maritime police of the police force working with the Coast Guard in the Caribbean. The Coast Guard Amigoe would not give further details about the how and why of this action. "That we prefer to keep to ourselves at the moment."

    The community is asked to contact the police when something strange is seen. Drivers can be stopped at any time for inspection.

    http://www.amigoe.com/aruba/227643-v...-zee-en-strand

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    I am thinking if they need extra police on the beach to prevent people from fleeing the country, why would they set up a boat shuttle between Aruba and Venezuela that makes it easier???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    I am thinking if they need extra police on the beach to prevent people from fleeing the country, why would they set up a boat shuttle between Aruba and Venezuela that makes it easier???
    Yes, bring on the ferry from Venezuela. But I guess the point is, then you would need a passport vs. swimming ashore.

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    Feeling so badly for the venezuelean people.

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    It sounds like a horrific situation they are living with and I hope things improve for them soon, nobody deserves what those people endure.

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    I am sitting here now at Arishi beach and a military helicopter flew by twice as I guess they are checking the coastline.

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    It's awful , I do feel for all refuges all over the world. But as you mentioned about the ferry , if I am right or wrong ,
    has there not always been some unrest with Venezuela .I remember asking before about a trip to Venezuela , but was advised against it , as Aruba is nond to happy for you to go and come back.Plus is been the norm to see coast guards .But that may be a drugs issue .
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    It seems to me the situation in Venezuela got worse in the past months as there is some change in government. My heart goes out to the people of Venezuela, their living situation is unimaginable! They don't even have the basic necessities like food! And their inflation rate is at an unthinkable rate!

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    The state of Venezuela is tied to their socialist economy. For all those Bernie Sanders supporters, no thank you to socialism. Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money and Chavez and Maduro have killed their economy.

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