Venezuela’s neighboring states struggle with immigrant influx

World Today

The indigenous Warao people from Venezuela are among the countless others leaving the country in search of a better life.

But the exodus is leading to some tensions with neighboring countries.

CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports from Brazil.

When hundreds of Warao people began arriving here in Manaus a couple of months ago, they at first set up improvised camps on the streets of the city.

The local government was pressured into action and declared a state of social emergency to be able to release funds to deal with the situation.

About half the 600 Waraos estimated to be in Manaus are in this shelter managed by the state government and the other half are in houses rented by city authorities and the Catholic organization, Caritas.