By: Steve Dellar | 08-20-2018 | News
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Venezuela Crisis - Brazil Sends Army After Migrant Border Attacks

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Brazilian President Michel Temer chaired an emergency meeting over the weekend after video emerged of tensions where angry Brazilians attacked Venezuelan refugees in the border town of Pacaraima.

Venezuela has therefore asked its neighbor to ensure the safety of its citizens in response as Brazil decided to send in the army and temporarily close its border again.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after clashes <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) <a href="">August 20, 2018</a></blockquote>

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There had been growing animosity towards the numbers of Venezuelan migrants entering Roraima state in recent months. As could be seen in various social media videos (see our related coverage), gangs of angry Brazilians carrying stones and sticks set fire to refugee camp tents belonging to the Venezuelans, and more than 1,000 migrants were said to have fled back across the border.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brazil&#39;s President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting of key ministers after ordering troops to the border with Venezuela <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; AFP news agency (@AFP) <a href="">August 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Related coverage: <a href="">Venezuela - South American nations close borders as Brazilians attack refugee camps</a>.

Over in Venezuela, banks remained closed on Monday as they prepare to release the new “sovereign bolívar” amid warnings from the IMF that the inflation rate could exceed 1 million percent for the year.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Brazil</a> to send troops to town bordering <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Venezuela</a> one of the last socialst paradises inches closer to collapse. Venezuelans are bracing for a currency reform set to take effect Monday. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) <a href="">August 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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President Maduro is desperately trying any possible measure to stay in power. His latest reforms include a rise of more than 3,000% for the minimum wage and an increase in the price of petrol (Venezuela currently offers the world’s cheapest fuel) in order to curb cross-border fuel smuggling, one of the only ways left for Venezuelans to make money.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brazil Sending Troops to Its Border With Venezuela <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; The Voice of America (@VOANews) <a href="">August 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Photographer Carlos Garcia Rawlins has posted images of everyday food items and household items alongside the amount of money it costs to buy them ( ).

It now costs more paper money than is in a roll of toilet paper to buy… a roll of toilet paper.


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Jackie No. 34566 2018-08-20 : 14:39

America, here is Socialism in action. Is this really what you want?

Anonymous No. 34577 2018-08-20 : 17:46

Man to banker… I would like to trade these dirty bolivars for some fresh clean ones. Banker thinks its odd but does the trade and skims a few thousand bolivar for the trouble. Man goes home and markets a$$wipe printed like the valueless bolivar.

Anonymous No. 34608 2018-08-21 : 01:41

Oh just wait for chinas economic crash. Go look at the house hold debt rate.

Anonymous No. 34617 2018-08-21 : 05:00

Hopefully they'll all die.

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