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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "I can't go back to Cuba. I won't be accepted there." Karel Enrique Sanchez Fuentes, a 35-year-old physician, is one of 2,209 Cubans who applied for asylum in Brazil between November 2018, when the Caribbean country's Mais Médicos agreement was terminated, and April 2019.

The figure is nearly three times what it was a year earlier. From November 2017 to April 2018, when the agreement . . .

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