Fewer options abroad for fleeing Venezuelans

Venezuelan migrants look on as a truck drive closes the tarp to cover the rear to avoid getting caught. The truck is ferrying across the cold plateau, known as El Páramo de Berlín – the most dangerous part of the Andes to get to the other side, towards Bucaramanga, Colombia.
(Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times)

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Julia Barajas is a Los Angeles Times reporter and a native Angeleno. Before joining The Times, she covered the impact of changing drug policies in California and Latin America for Cannabis Wire. Her work has also appeared in La Opinión, La Prensa Gráfica and the Columbia Journalism Review. After graduating from the University of Chicago, she earned a master’s in education from Cal State Long Beach, as well as a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.