In the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima, Venezuelan refugees have been attacked by the local Brazilian population.
The reason for the attack was a violent attack on a shopkeeper in the neighborhood. According to the Brazilian population, this was the work of four migrants who stayed in the camp. The shop owner was robbed, abused and stabbed.
An angry crowd of locals then gathered at the refugee camp, where thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing the violence in their homeland. The Brazilians threw stones at the refugees, attacked the camp and set houses and possessions on fire.
Due to the political and economic crisis in Venezuela, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border with Brazil in recent years. According to the local position, many Venezuelans fled back to their own country because of the attacks.
The Brazilian government closed the border with Venezuela at the beginning of this month to contain the refugee flow. The migrants would bring a lot of nuisance and crime.
According to the United Nations, more than two million people have fled to countries in the region since the beginning of the crisis in Venezuela. In addition to Brazil, many have ended up in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.