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Opinion: Are Venezuelan refugees worth less than those from Syria and South Sudan?

By Rafael Osío Cabrices

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) The Brookings Institute, a U.S. think tank, has been following Venezuela for many years, and has been claiming since 2020 that Venezuela's refugee crisis is severely underfunded. The most recent update by its analysts acknowledges a change of pace in the Venezuelan mass migration due to pandemic-related mobility restrictions, still estimating 700,000 new migrants in 2019 and 2020, which amounts to 5.3 million Venezuelans who had left the country through the end of 2020.

Brookings analysts insist that, amid three massive migration crises in modern . . .

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