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Venezuelan refugee crisis in Brazil keeps worsening

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Brazil: Venezuelan refugee crisis keeps worsening

The Venezuelan refugee crisis in Brazil has worsened with hundreds pouring into the country on a daily basis, official statistics showed.

In Boa Vista, the capital of Brazil's northernmost Roraima state, about 40,000 Venezuelans — more than 10 percent of the city's population — have reportedly arrived, with the influx accelerating over the last year, according to the mayor's office.

It is also estimated that around 600 to 800 people are crossing the border into Brazil every day.

Brazil has already declared a state of emergency after the sudden spike in refugees.

The exodus of people has been prompted by an acute economic crisis in Venezuela.

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