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Brazil sends Haitians caught in the Amazon back to Dom. Rep.

Santo Domingo.- Brazil has sent dozens of Haitians back to the Dominican Republic after they failed to reach that South American nation through Bolivia’s and Peru’s Amazon jungle.

Immigration Agency figures reveal that 322 Haitians have been returned to the country from Brazil and other South American countries through Las Americas Airport in the last two months.

Ecuador meanwhile has been stopping other Haitian nationals who’ve traveled from Dominican Republic, despite having current visas and documents.

Some of the Haitians who traveled from Dominican Republic to those nations said “coyotes” operate in Peru and Bolivia to take undocumented people through the Amazon to Brazil.

Luis Perez Pie, one of many sent back said he has tried to reach Brazil twice, but has been arrested in Bolivia while crossing the Amazon.

Quoted by listin.com.do, Perez said many of his compatriots have managed to penetrate the South American country to legalize their status to obtain work.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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Last updated December 2, 2016 at 1:59 PM
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