“Last week, Lopez published an official statement in which he announced a plan to declare Huancayo a ‘Venezuelan-free’ city,” Sputnik News said.
This measure was intended to be carried out because of “the growing and uncontrolled presence of foreign citizens” that leads to “growth in informality, outpatient trade and acts of vandalism”, the aforementioned media published, according to what the statement said.
However, the mayor insisted that he would coordinate with the local police to deport all illegal Venezuelan immigrants residing in Huancayo.
“Óscar Pérez, president of the non-governmental organization Venezuelan Union in Peru, told Sputnik that, according to estimates, in Huancayo there are between 4,000 and 5,000 Venezuelan immigrants residing.
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