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Passport requirements for Venezuelans will begin on 25 August

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In February, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a tightening of border controls, resulting in thousands of Venezuelans rushing to crossing points.

Brazil, which neighbours Venezuela, has also expressed concerns and temporarily closed the border earlier this month.

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Violence has flared in the border state of Roraima where thousands of Venezuelans live in precarious accommodation.

In the border town of Pacaraima on Saturday, several migrant encampments were attacked by angry residents.

The attacks followed a protest in the town after a local restaurant owner was allegedly robbed and beaten up by Venezuelans.

According to reports, hundreds of Venezuelans fled back across the border and residents set fire to the belongings they had left behind.

On the Venezuelan side of the border, meanwhile, there were reports that Brazilian cars had been attacked.

 

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