Brazil Orders Troops to Border to Quell Tension with Refugees

National Forces will be sent on Monday after Brazilians set fire to a Venezuelan refugee camp in retaliation to the beating of a local merchant.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, is holding a second day of meetings with cabinet members on Monday, seeking a solution to the crisis at the Brazil-Venezuela border after a group of Brazilians in Pacaraima, Roraima, set fire to a shelter housing Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday.

During Sunday’s emergency meeting with cabinet members, President Temer announced he would be sending immediately 120 men from the National Forces to help contain the violence.

The attack was triggered by the attack of a local merchant, robbed and beaten by supposedly

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