Brazilian Army Intends to Abandon Operation Sheltering Venezuelans

Behind the scenes, the military claim that the operation should focus more on internalizing immigrants in order to relieve the less structured northern region - and that the Ministry of Citizenship should take on a greater role.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Defense is discussing with the Jair Bolsonaro administration ways to pull the Armed Forces from Operation Acolhida, designed to host and serve Venezuelans.

Considered a model by the United Nations, the operation is about to complete three years and has undergone dynamic changes as a result of the reduced flow of immigrants triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Some advocate that it be proposed as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

General officers from the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces have already internally voiced their desire to leave the operation . . .

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