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S. American Nations Urged to Open Doors to Refugees

A popular refugee destination it is not, but South America may soon host a fresh wave of refugees under a U.S.-sponsored plan aimed at getting more countries to share in sheltering the world's growing migrant population. In recent years, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay have all received refugees from Syria, but the numbers have been limited — a few dozen in the case of Uruguay to a couple thousand in Brazil — and the refugees have been admitted on an ad hoc basis,...

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