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Overwhelmed by Haitian immigrants, Brazil may temporarily shut border crossing

By Adriana Brasileiro | Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:45 AM
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A human rights official in Brazil’s Acre state has proposed temporarily closing a border crossing from Peru in order to devise a system to more efficiently handle the “caravans” of Haitian immigrants that have overwhelmed the region in the four years since a massive quake crippled the Caribbean nation.

Illegal immigrants from Haiti began ...

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