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How to Address Venezuela's Refugee Crisis

August 29, 2018

The scenes of an angry mob of Brazilians harassing Venezuelan refugees and burning their belongings in the border town of Pacaraima were appalling. While the Brazilian crowd was chanting the national anthem, over 1,000 Venezuelans, protected by Brazilian police, fled across the border back into their ravaged country. Ciro Gomes, a presidential candidate, said he felt “ashamed of being Brazilian” upon hearing the news. 

A growing number of Brazilian right-wing YouTubers and bloggers are spreading fake news that the Venezuelan refugee crisis is actually a plot to infiltrate communists...

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