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Cici García talks about her exodus from Venezuela and gets a hug from Chilean elder Raúl Fernández.
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Venezuelan Cici Garcia gets a hug from Chilean church elder Raúl Fernández | Photo by Erik Tryggestad

The Venezuelan diaspora

Find links to The Christian Chronicle's in-depth coverage.

As the South American nation of Venezuela fell into social and economic turmoil, waves of refugees fled to neighboring countries and nations around the world.

Venezuela is home to numerous Iglesias de Cristo (Churches of Christ), and the church members who have left their homeland are breathing new life into the congregations that have taken them in. Here are links to The Christian Chronicle’s multi-year coverage of the Venezuelan crisis and churches’ response.

Mountains and palm trees are part of the scenery visible from a park near the meeting place of the Providencia Church of Christ.

Mountains and palm trees are part of the scenery visible from a park near the meeting place of the Providencia Church of Christ.

Reporting from Chile

‘The blessing is ours’: A Venezuelan diaspora is spreading across South America as refugees from the troubled nation find new homes — and reinvigorate the Churches of Christ that take them in.

For a middle-class Chilean church, Venezuelans’ arrival is ‘Providencia’

• Column: Warm hearts, warm dogs and a not-so-warm hug in Chile

Members of the Redeemer Church of Christ and Venezuelan visitors sing during a devo.

Members of the Redeemer Church of Christ and Venezuelan visitors sing during a devo.

Reporting from Argentina

They’re very close to God’: Refugees from Venezuela find new families of faith in Argentina. Melding two vibrant South American cultures can be a challenge, one church planter says. But the new arrivals ‘can reach people we can’t.’

Is socialism to blame? A Venezuelan reflects on politics and restoration.

The view from Monserrate in Bogota, Colombia

The view from Monserrate in Bogota, Colombia

Reporting from Colombia

A rescue mission: A team of young Latin American Christians moves to Colombia to plant a church — and hears a call to serve the suffering in nearby Venezuela.

Team Cúcuta

• Column: In the mists of metropolis, God reveals his beauty.

The Yoveras stand next to boxes of supplies destined for Venezuela.

The Yoveras stand next to boxes of supplies destined for Venezuela.

Reporting from the U.S.

Prayers — and food — for Venezuela: An economic crisis in the South American nation creates a flood of refugees — and opportunities to serve.

• Column: A trip to Home Depot leads to a baptism — and hope for Venezuela

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