RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Forbidden to cross the border that separates the city of Assis Brasil (AC) from Peru due to the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of Haitian migrants on Tuesday, February 16th, broke a cordon of military and police and headed to the neighboring country.
The group was suppressed by riot police as soon as they entered Peruvian territory.
Scenes broadcast by Peruvian radio Madre de Dios in the early afternoon show dozens of police pushing Haitians with shields toward the bridge that separates the municipality of Iñapari (in Peru) from Assis Brazil, 363 kilometers from Rio Branco, the . . .