First Look Desperate Venezuelans flood northern Brazil

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans are fleeing their country's financial crises and seeking refuge and work in Brazil. Their presence places intense pressure on the already strained public health system, jails, and volunteer organizations.

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Hungry and destitute, tens of thousands of victims of Venezuela's unrelenting political and economic crisis are trying their luck in Brazil – a country where they do not speak the language, conditions are often poor and there are few border towns to receive them.