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Under Lula, Brazil becomes refugee heaven; accumulates unprecedented queue of requests

The government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is bringing the country an unprecedented number of foreigners waiting for their refugee claims to be considered.

The data are from the government itself and were disclosed to the column by the National Committee for Refugees (Conare) president, Sheila de Carvalho.

She is a special advisor to the Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Flávio Dino.

In total, 134 thousand of people want to be considered refugees in Brazil. They are waiting for a definition from the authorities.

In 2010, the queue contained only 610 people.

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