Brothels, bars, and dating sites in Colombia are full of Venezuelans who offer sexual services in exchange for hard currency. The state simply calls them irregular migrants, but their illegal status makes them vulnerable to abuse.
Thousands of tourists visit the Colombian coast every year. On the beaches Venezuelan girls come in search of potential clients with hard currency, rather than the devalued Venezuelan bolívares they earn back home.
Cuban President Raul Castro announced the death of his brother on Cuban state media. The legendary Cuban leader inspired left-wing revolutionaries across the globe, outlasting 10 U.S. presidents before he was forced to step down from power in 2006 due to illness.