A coach bus plunges off a cliff on a coastal road in Peru, killing at least 48 people.
At least 48 people are confirmed killed on a notorious coastal road north of the capital, Lima.
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- After an emergency summit, eleven nations of Latin America (including Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru) announce that they will all admit Venezuelan migrants without the required travel documents.
- A meeting is held in Lima attended by representatives from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Brazil, to develop requests for aid in regards to Venezuelan immigrants, which will be sent to organisations including the United Nations and International Red Cross. Yesterday, there was a similar meeting in Bogotá. A larger meeting has been set-up to be held in Quito in early September, to be attended by representatives from 14 countries and 10 international organisations.
- Peru declares a 60-day public health crisis in its northern provinces, with concern of the Venezuelan migrants spreading diseases.
- Colombia announces that it will host a summit in Bogotá with migration officials from Peru and Ecuador in an attempt to seek a solution for the growing illegal immigration of Venezuelans through their nations.
- Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Chile tighten border controls for Venezuelan migrants. Over 7% of Venezuela’s total population has fled the nation in two years.