Angry Brazilian mob drives Venezuelan migrants from border town

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BRAZIL-VENEZUELA-CRISIS-MIGRATION-TENSIONSResidents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima burn tires and belongings of Venezuelans immigrants after attacking their two main makeshift camps, leading them to cross the border back into their home country on August 18, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / Isac DANTES)

Brazil is reinforcing its border with Venezuela, following an attack by angry residents on migrant camps, in retaliation for an alleged attack on a local merchant.

Venezuela’s worsening economy has prompted thousands to leave, with the country’s neighbors saying they’re struggling to handle the influx of people.

CGTN’s Juan Carlos Lamas has more from Caracas.