Brazil is deploying troops and extra police to the border town of Pacaraima where Venezuelan migrant camps attacked and set on fire.
President Michel Temer called an emergency meeting on Sunday. Regional tensions rose over the numbers escaping crisis-hit Venezuela.
Venezuela has requested its neighbor to make sure the safety of its citizens. In Ecuador, distressed Venezuelans reported having in defiance of new entry requirements.
Hundreds of migrants stranded on Saturday. Ecuador brought in new rules requiring Venezuelans crossing from Colombia to have valid passports instead of just identity cards. Most of the migrants are also moving south to join family members in Peru and Chile.
They are further looking for a better life amid a worsening political and economic crisis in Venezuela. These crisis has also led to soaring inflation with chronic shortages of food and medicines.
Several migrant encampments attacked by angry residents following reports that a local restaurant owner had badly beaten by Venezuelans.
There has grown the animosity towards the numbers of Venezuelan migrants entering Roraima state in the past few months.
Copyright © 2019 Ghanalive.TV. All Rights Reserved.