Desperate Venezuelans who no longer see any future in their troubled homeland are fleeing the economic crisis and heading over the border to northern Brazil. The Brazilian government has declared a state of emergency in the region.
People continue to leave the troubled Latin-American country as the economic situation turns increasingly sour. Food shortages have become a part of everyday life.
Brazil's President Temer has signed a decree that will send troops to Roraima state on the Venezuela border. Homicides have jumped in the area and riots have broken out between locals and Venezuelan migrants.
The government of President Nicolas Maduro said Venezuelan migrants were answering his call to "stop cleaning toilets abroad" and come back home. Maduro has branded the regional refugee crisis a "right-wing campaign."
As Venezuela's crisis spirals out of control, neighboring countries are looking out for themselves, shutting their borders to refugees. But experts warn the crisis cannot be resolved without a multilateral effort.
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