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Fleeing the pandemic in Brazil, Haitians are stopped at Peruvian border

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over 400 people displaced by unemployment, fear of the covid-19 pandemic in Brazilian territory and dengue fever have been stranded for almost a week on the Amazonian border between Peru and Brazil.

The migrants - mostly Haitian, although there are also citizens from Burkina Faso, Senegal, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan - were trying to flee Brazil through the Peruvian border by the International Friendship Bridge, which links the two countries, but the Peruvian army and police met them with force.

The displaced are waiting in the municipality of Assis, in the state of Acre, the last city . . .

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