Empty supermarkets and violent protests are forcing many Venezuelans to leave their country. Some flee to Brazil where life in the streets is still better than back home.
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.
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."
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.
Venezuelan soldiers who want to flee their country must carefully weigh their options. If they return, they face severe penalties, and abroad they have little chance of finding work. Ofelia Harms reports from Ipiales.
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