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Brazil closes border to Venezuelans after mass crossings: official

Brazil closed its northern border today to Venezuelans to slow mass migration, local highway police said.


PTI Last Updated at 07-08-2018 07:05:03 IST Brazil
Brazil closes border to Venezuelans after mass crossings: official
  • The border remains open to Brazilians and other nationalities, as well as to Venezuelans seeking to return to their home country, officials said. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Brazil closed its northern border today to Venezuelans to slow mass migration, local highway police said.

The measure follows a federal judge's decision yesterday that puts a stop to the entry of more Venezuelans until a greater number of immigrants from the economically beset South American nation are transferred elsewhere in Brazil.

The border remains open to Brazilians and other nationalities, as well as to Venezuelans seeking to return to their home country, officials said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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