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Brazil Will Help Venezuelans but Global Voices Urgently Needed

Expand Weberson Santiago/VEJA According to the recent UN refugee agency Global Trends report, Brazil received about 80,000 new requests for asylum in 2018,  more than double the  2017 requests. More than three-quarters -- 61,000 —came from Venezuelans. But between 2010 and the end of 2018, Brazil granted asylum to only 18 Venezuelans, Igarapé Institute and the press reported. More than 168,000 Venezuelans are now in Brazil according to UN refugee agency,  and the influx continues. So, it comes as great news that Bernardo Laferté, coordinator of Brazil’s National Committee for Refugees (CONARE),…

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