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Venezuelans walk past belongings and tents burned by civilians at Pacaraima border control in Roraima State, Brazil August 19, 2018.

Venezuela’s mass exodus has sparked violence, and countries are sending in more troops to deal with it

After violent attacks on Venezuelan migrants over the weekend, Brazil is adding more troops to the force it has dispatched to deal with a wave of Venezuelans entering the country.

Shoveling manure and fixing flat tires: Soldiers at the border are doing grunt work to keep them out of trouble

The recent National Guard deployments to the US's southern border are not the first time troops have been sent there, but the soldiers there now are being kept far from the border and tasked with often menial jobs.
People wait in line to buy bus tickets at station in Caracas, Venezuela, May 21, 2018.

Millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes, and it’s affecting the entire region — here’s where they’re going

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have sought refuge in neighboring countries in recent months, and the communities receiving them have struggled to deal with the influx.
A girl stands at a barbed wire fence as she waits to try to cross into Colombia from Urena, Venezuela, December 18, 2016.

‘Different shades of utter resignation’: Venezuelans fleeing hardship at home are finding more struggles abroad

The exodus of Venezuelans from their home country has picked up amid deepening political and economic dysfunction, but those looking abroad are encountering a new set of hardships.

The world’s most popular migrant routes, in maps

Migrants tend to move to countries neighbouring or close by their home countries.

Venezuela is at risk of losing an entire generation

"The country has broken down because of what we have lost ... That has an impact on the social reality."

Archaeologists have uncovered ancient bones that may rewrite American history

A new archaeological study suggests humans may have set foot in North America 100,000 years earlier than researchers previously thought.

Your spit tells a powerful tale about the history of US immigration

Genetic data collected from 770,000 tubes of spit are helping researchers get a better idea of how immigrants settled in North America.

How Trump’s Day 1 deportation plans could backfire

"The addition of millions of unemployed people ... would only multiply desperation and violence in Mexico and Central America," an expert told Business Insider.

Trump’s Homeland Security pick is seen as the best man for the job, but they may not always get along

"He's a Marine; he tells it like it is," former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said of John Kelly, who is under consideration for Homeland Security chief.