Brazil state of Acre state of emergency, surge of illegal immigrants

Posted on April 11, 2013 • Filed under: Bolivia, Border Issues, Brazil, Crime, Peru, Social Issues

The Brazilian state of Acre has declared a state of emergency after a surge of illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bolivia and Peru. Officials said most of the immigrants originally came from Haiti but others had come from as far afield as Bangladesh, Senegal and Nigeria. They said about 1,700 illegal migrants had arrived over the past two weeks. Read Article

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