Mayor of Pacaraima says Bordering City to Venezuela is on the Verge of Collapse

The mayor said the municipality has suffered from "thefts, robberies, assaults, homicides, and kidnappings." He also mentioned an increase in the number of guns and drug-related problems.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mayor of Pacaraima, Juliano Torquato, said this week in the Senate that the municipality is on the verge of social collapse with the growing number of Venezuelans arriving and settling in the city.

Torquato attended a meeting of the Temporary Subcommittee established to address the crisis in Venezuela, as well as its consequences for Brazil.

Torquato stated he has tried to solve the problem on Brazil's border with Venezuela "in all ways possible. But unfortunately, the time has come where I ask for your help. I can't do . . .

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