Mass migration

Amphibious ride A man riding a scooter makes his way through a flooded street in China. AFP

BRAZIL — Brazil briefly closed then reopened its northern border to Venezuelans on Monday as it struggled to contain mass migration from the South American country saddled with a crippling political and economic crisis, police said.

A Supreme Court (SC) justice overturned a lower court judge’s decision that had suspended for a few hours the entry of more Venezuelans until other immigrants from the country were transferred elsewhere in Brazil.

The border had remained open to Brazilians and other nationalities as well as to Venezuelans seeking to return to their home country.

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