With No Visas, Bad Jobs, Venezuelan Emigrants Reluctantly Return Home

Early last year, Leandro Colmenares sold his car and his apartment and fled Venezuela's profound economic crisis, joining a wave of emigration to other Latin American countries. Colmenares, a medical equipment repairman, first set up in Panama with $7,000 in hand. When he could not get a visa and struggled to find work, he ended up with odd jobs like painting houses and doing electrical wiring for $25 a day. "In Venezuela, I was rubbing shoulders with doctors. Months later I was mopping...

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