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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data presented by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security on Thursday, July 25th, show that the number of Venezuelan refugee applications to Brazil exploded from 2017 to 2018, jumping from 17,685 to 61,681, an increase of 245 percent.

The "Asylum in Figures" report also shows that 81 percent of all Venezuelan asylum applications to Brazil in 2018 were submitted in the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?