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US Navy hospital ship treats Venezuelan migrants, Colombians

 

November 28, 2018



RIOHACHA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrants aboard a U.S. Navy hospital ship were undergoing surgery Tuesday for everything from tooth extractions to hernias that have proven difficult to treat both in the country they fled and the one receiving them.

The USNS Comfort is docked off Colombia's coast near Venezuela and taking aboard hundreds of both Venezuelan and Colombian patients during its four-day mission to a region that has been an epicenter for migration in recent years.

The trip to Riohacha is part of a larger 11-week tour to several Latin American countries heavily impacted by t...



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