Graphic shows population movements and numbers of Venezuelans sheltering in neighbouring countries.
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Tensions soar as Venezuelans flee chaos

By Mike Tyler

August 22, 2018 - Thousands of Venezuelans are continuing to flee their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis, and some migrants are facing increasing hostility from their South American neighbours.

Stricter border rules and mob violence have greeted some migrants as they look for refuge from the chaotic situation in Venezuela, a CNN report said.

The mass exodus is ratcheting up tensions in countries such as Peru, Ecuador and Brazil even as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces the introduction of a new plan to stabilise the economy and tackle hyperinflation.

An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the country since 2014, according to the United Nations.

PUBLISHED: 22/08/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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