The conservative government of President Iván Duque in Bogotá is offering citizenship to Colombian-born babies of Venezuelan mothers.
The official acknowledges the profound challenges from migration, but says they will yield rewards.
By setting up tents to house migrants who cross the border, Colombia tacitly acknowledged that Venezuelans fleeing instability might be there to stay.
As the United States offers crucial humanitarian aid to Venezuelan migrants, it is doubling down on its opposition to Venezuela’s president.
“I’ve never seen a government trying this hard to register people and leave the borders open.”