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Fleeing Venezuelans face suspicion and hostility as migration crisis worsens

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Ecuadorian border town struggling to cope with exodus driven by economic collapse and political turmoil

Nicolás Maduro has belittled the hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing across the Andes as gullible “slaves and beggars” duped into scrubbing foreign toilets by enemies of the Bolivarian revolution.

The United Nations says 2.3 million people, more than 7% of Venezuela’s population, have left the country since 2015, with most heading to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Half a million have arrived this year in Ecuador alone.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/19/fleeing-venezuelans-suspicion-hostility-migration-crisis-ecuador