Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have fled to neighboring Brazil in the hope of escaping their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis. In the northwestern city of Boa Vista, officials are struggling to cope with the influx of people.
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.
Thousands of people are fleeing Venezuela amid food, power and medicine shortages. President Nicolas Maduro's government now wants to strengthen border controls and has raised the price for passports.
Venezuela's shortages have contributed to mass-scale migration in Latin America. Migrants have been met with violent attacks in a Brazilian border town.
The humanitarian tour will provide medical help to the crisis-ridden country, but Venezuelan officials said it was also part of a "strategic defense operation." Pharmaceutical prices have soared as the currency tanks.
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