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Brazilian Forces Sent to Venezuelan Border After Migrant Clashes

  • Alleged robbery, beating of store owner inflames tensions
  • Thousands are fleeing Venezuela for neighboring countries
Residents of Pacaraima burn tires and belongings of Venezuelans immigrants.
Residents of Pacaraima burn tires and belongings of Venezuelans immigrants.Photographer: Isac Dantes/AFP via Getty Images
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Brazil will send additional forces to a city on the Venezuelan border after a revenge attack on migrants that followed the alleged robbery and assault of a business owner.

President Michel Temer decided to send 120 more troops from the National Force to remote Roraima, the country’s least-populous state, after meeting with cabinet ministers on Sunday, according to the presidency’s press office.