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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil Justice Minister, José Eduardo Cardozo, announced that the country would be expanding the concession of visas to Haitians who wish to immigrate to Brazil. The measure, according to Cardozo seeks to curb the number of Haitians victims of coyotes (those who transport people across national borders illegally).

“We should combat criminal organizations who bring (Haitians) to Brazil, exploring them economically. They arrive weak, sick and hungry, which is unacceptable from a human rights point of view,” said the Minister in Quito, Ecuador after a meeting with government officials from . . .

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