Haitians leave Brazil amid economic crisis and fake news about open border in U.S.

Fueled by a rumor that, under Biden's administration, the US borders would be open to them - particularly to pregnant women or women with babies - Haitians in Brazil are embarking on a long and dangerous journey, starting in Peru. Many of them will not survive it.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 33 years of age, Haitian Manite "Carol" Dorlean had always hated the cold. But, eight months pregnant with twins, she saw in the few meters river breadth the shortest distance she had ever been from realizing a dream.

"She crossed because she always thought that America is the land from which milk and honey flow. Everyone wants to get there," said Gordia "Hector" Pierre, Carol's ex-husband, who lives in the Dominican Republic, in an allusion to the biblical expression about the promised land for the Jews.

After spending two years in Brazil fruitlessly . . .

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