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Venezuela reopens border where migrants used trails to reach Brazil

Updated : 2019-05-11 15:23:59

Venezuela reopened its border crossing to Brazil on Friday, after its closure for nearly three months forced desperate Venezuelans to use indigenous trails to smuggle food and basic goods or to flee their crisis-stricken homeland.

A Venezuelan migrant carrying a baby walks along a trail into Brazil, in the border city of Pacaraima, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Venezuelan migrant carrying a baby walks along a trail into Brazil, in the border city of Pacaraima, Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Venezuelan migrant looks for wood, to be used for cooking, on the side of the trail. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Venezuelan migrant looks for wood, to be used for cooking, on the side of the trail. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelan migrants cook on the side of the trail. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelan migrants cook on the side of the trail. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelan migrants walk along a trail into Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelan migrants walk along a trail into Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Brazilian army soldiers check the inside of a Venezuelan vehicle at the border point. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Brazilian army soldiers check the inside of a Venezuelan vehicle at the border point. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelans carry supplies inside a vehicle at the border city of Pacaraima. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelans carry supplies inside a vehicle at the border city of Pacaraima. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelans carrying supplies on motorbikes are seen going back to their country from the border city of Pacaraima. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelans carrying supplies on motorbikes are seen going back to their country from the border city of Pacaraima. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Venezuelan migrant carrying his suitcase arrives in the border city of Pacaraima. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
A Venezuelan migrant carrying his suitcase arrives in the border city of Pacaraima. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelans walk along a trail into Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Venezuelans walk along a trail into Brazil. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
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