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Brazilian Cities Unable to Cope with Wave of Haitian Refugees

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian federal government has suspended the transportation of Haitian immigrants from the Northern state of Acre to São Paulo city until a new plan for the relocation of these refugees has been found. On Tuesday, São Paulo city mayor, Fernando Haddad, complained that the city had not been informed that so many immigrants would be arriving in such a short period of time from Acre.

“It is difficult to receive these Haitians without at least 15 to 20 days notice so we can prepare,” said Haddad in . . .

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