"There are already 700 compatriots at the Chilean border who are not allowed to enter Bolivia. A Chilean mayor cries to Jeanine Añez, "Leave politics aside, these citizens are human beings, it hurts my heart to see them..." Bolivia in dictatorship."
The conditions in which the hundreds of Bolivians in Chile, including many children and elderly people, will remain are still unknown.
Although the authorities in Iquique are committed to providing shelter, the emigrants fear that the government of President Sebastian Piñera will change its mind.
"I want to see my children again, and I will not stop until I do. I have hope," Bolivian émigré Evita Solares told the local press.
But, for the moment, "we have no choice but to return to Iquique. We had no help from anyone in Colchane, and we were dying of hunger," Solares concluded.