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Chile to expel more than 100 illegal immigrants as border crisis grows

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile will expel more than one hundred Colombian and Venezuelan migrants who entered the South American nation across its remote northern border, the interior minister said on Tuesday, February 9th, part of a broader plan to crack down on a recent flood of illegal immigration.

The government’s decision comes after two migrants died earlier this month of exposure after entering Chile from Bolivia through a highland pass in the Andes Mountains. The sparsely populated region is known for relentless daytime heat and frigid nights.

The Piñera administration said criminal gangs have begun shuffling increasingly . . .

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