Brazil preparing for mass influx of Venezuelan refugees

Brazil is concerned about growing numbers of refugees spilling over its border from Venezuela and is creating a plan to deal with a possible mass influx if the crisis in Venezuela worsens, Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said on Wednesday.

“Evidently we are worried and our biggest concern is the humanitarian situation,” Jungmann told reporters. “We need to have a contingency plan in place to handle this if things get worse.”

More than 6,000 Venezuelans cross the border every day looking to buy food and medicine, and most go back but others stay and look for work, the minister said.

Last month, Brazilians were shocked by the sight of indigenous women and children from Venezuela begging in the streets of Manaus, the biggest city in Brazil’s Amazon region.

The government of the border state of Roraima has said that 30,000 refugees have arrived since Venezuela’s political and economic crisis became acute last year. Federal police have put the number of refugees in Roraima’s capital Boa Vista at over 15,000 people.

Roraima state Senator Telmario Mota told Reuters that Venezuelans seeking employment were being exploited in Boa Vista and young Venezuelan women had been forced into prostitution.

A United Nations High Commission for Refugees mission that visited Boa Vista on Wednesday found 6,000 Venezuelans housed in shelters and another 5,000 on a waiting list.

“We are here to familiarize ourselves with the situation, see the local response capability and help prepare to receive an influx of people if that were needed,” a UNHCR spokesman said. (Courtesy Reuters)


  1. The President Muduro of Venezuela policy makers has to shifted wrong set of policies on their labeling “Socialism ” into New Democratic social structure; by Order to change new revolutionary guide-line principles of market Economy.

    It is quite obvious is Capitalist path, of certain features of the Sustainability path of development .
    New change has taken into account by Capital market and Trading sector has an open new venture option to developing countries last 30 odd years other land in Eastern world.

    No doubt Venezuelan has not calculated properly by Maduro’s leadership last 10 years of their ruling of the “socialist” alliances……..

    If they are working towards Socialism, there is possibilities to by passes path of capitalism under the leadership Working class, Framers, Petty bourgeoisies and national bourgeoisies, intelligences youth, and students of board alliance Socialist by under leadership of President Maduro.

    The Path which I have mention above is complex and long-way to go? No short-cut path to socialism.

    We have to realized that USA led Imperials Economy do not change overnight. It has roots of economic base in Globally. It cannon survival more years to come. Hegemony of Political-economy of USA has written own Rule of governing world by vision on Western and USA of Imperialism. That is call western values by USA led politics.

    But during that period of an economic difficulties for the vast majority of people of Venezuelan can an overcome an open New path of Development of Economy is not Closed at all.
    New avenues has an open by BRICS and other emerging countries . Global rule of balance of Economic power has shifted mainly to Asian.

    An Enough rooms are available for development of national Economy.

    This is time permitted that Leadership need a vision to tapped and mobilization of People of Venezuelans put into track of correct path of development is duty and responsibility of Socialist Alliances under led by President Maruro.

    This fact must take into account by Madura ruling Socialist alliances by concern social bases in country.

    Maduro’s policies of the whole economy depend on Oil-Petro–Dollars -income is lopsided.
    That a lopsided path ,it did not work last couple of years.
    They are demanding have to have revitalization of Veneulzuazation economy step by step by that you need market vision of Capitalism.

    Its served purposed of last aim of rebuilding nation of Socialism by gradually President Maduro leadership and their alliances.

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