Over Half of Venezuelans Who Entered Brazil Have Already Left

Officials say that 54 percent of Venezuelans who crossed the border into Roraima seeking refuge in the past eighteen months have left the country.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More than half of the nearly 128,000 Venezuelans who have entered Brazil in the last eighteen months, through the country’s northern border in the state of Roraima, have left the country, according to Brazil’s Chief of Staff, Eliseu Padilha.

"Between 2017 and 2018, 127,778 Venezuelans crossed the border at Pacaraima (RR), of which 68,968 left the country - of these, 47,855 left Brazilian territory by land border, while 21,113 took international flights." stated Padilha Tuesday on his social media page.

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