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As Venezuelans Arrive, 'Brexit Mentality' Spreads In Bogota

In the Colombian capital, residents are starting to balk at the arrival of so many desperate Venezuelans. There's empathy, yes. But also caution and alarm.

Colombians, too, are following a global trend of isolationism
Colombians, too, are following a global trend of isolationism
Germán Alberto Rodríguez

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BOGOTÁ — I am trying to understand Brexit from the social point of view, from the perspective of those who voted Leave or who think their country is being overrun by migrants. Because as far as I can see, people here in Bogota feel something similar every time we're approached by a youngster from Ecuador or Venezuela selling sweets or whatever else at the traffic lights.

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