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>> This is the border between Venezuela and Brazil. Every day, hundreds of people are crossing, some with children, most carrying only a few belongings. Many are hungry, short of cash, and don't know exactly where to go. But what they do know is they want to leave Venezuela and its political and economic troubles.
> I inhaled 500 teargas bombs protesting for a better country in Venezuela. And in the end I had to come to Brazil because what can I do? In the end you have to try to move on.>> Though the Brazilian Government says it will keep the border open, it has no planes for resettling the growing number of immigrants who say they do not plan on going back to Venezuela any time soon.
To see if the Rial, the money there, is worth anything. The Bolivar is worth nothing. So far, 30,000 people have crossed through here since turmoil erupted in Venezuela earlier this year. But once they reach Brazil, they still face plenty of challenges. Reuters reporter Anthony Bowdle is on the Venezuelan-Brazilian border.
>> The arrival of so many Venezuelans in the Brazilian border state of Roraima is threatening a humanitarian crisis. In the state capital of Boa Vista, Venezuelans are sleeping in the streets, men are looking for odd jobs at traffic lights, corners, and women are driven into prostitution on the streets at night.