Venezuelans migrating to Ecuador, Ecuadorians also leaving Venezuela

Posted on February 20, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Venezuela reported Roberto Fernández expected in a few months leave behind his life in Venezuela. Just get a ticket will fly with his two sons and his wife to Quito, where he expects a job in the computer area. Two of his friends went before and told him of what Venezuelans who emigrate looking elsewhere. Opportunities and tranquility Ecuador was never the first choice for this Venezuelan, but the violence in their country forced him to rethink his life. “I do not want to live concerned about the insecurity and Venezuela things are getting worse,” said while recalling the political instability and lack of serious and sustained commodity that overwhelms. They are not alone. In the Consulate of Ecuador in Caracas confirmed that in recent months there has been an increase in requests for information on the immigration requirements, either to study or undertake a new life in Ecuador. Venezuelans have become interested in a destination that was not before the most requested.


Ecuadorians return

Members of the Ecuadorian community in Venezuela have also decided that it is time to return to their homeland. Venezuelan immigration authorities show that in two years has fallen by 11% in the number of Ecuadorians in Venezuela, increasing from 90,000 in 2012 to 80,000 in early 2014. These data were provided by the Administrative Service Identification, Migration and Foreign Consulate of Ecuador Venezuela in Caracas. Last August, Alfonso Quevedo ended 19 years of living in Venezuela. He did forced by the harsh situation in that country, “scarcity, insecurity and corruption.” The dreams for a better future began in 1995 when a family told him that Venezuela was a little like the US and that they should emigrate. Quevedo was 27 years old. He did it with his girlfriend, whom he married in Caracas. There they had their only daughter, who is now 14 years, and who cost more to adapt to Ecuador.

The return has not been easy, Alfonso and his wife have been unable to get a stable job in Quito. This situation has forced them to buy a car and use it as an executive taxi. “Son 14 hours of daily work to make $ 25”. “In Ecuador there is no shortage of products, but my work situation is not the best and the money does not reach us. I hope this improves. ” Read Article

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