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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports that a number of Venezuelan troops have sought asylum in Brazil's embassy in Caracas, after Venezuela's self-declared president Juan Guaido claimed soldiers had joined him.

A source in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's office confirmed to AFP that there have been "various applications" from Venezuelan soldiers, but would not say how many or what ranks.

Brazilian media reported 25 had applied so far.

The petitions for asylum came as Bolsonaro voiced his support for Venezuelans "enslaved by a dictator," a reference to President Nicolas Maduro whom . . .

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