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Refugees: Mass Protests and Venezuelan Refugees

refugees: That's nearly one in five Venezuelans, according to CTV. That is putting more stress on Venezuela's neighbours, which are absorbing most of the refugees at a time of rising political uncertainty on the continent. South America's borders remain the same, but the outflow of more than 4.5 million Venezuelan refugees in other countries is predicted to grow to more than six million by the end of 2020, according to new estimates from the United Nations refugee agency. That includes mass protests that have rocked Chile, causing it to cancel two major international summits, a contested election in Bolivia that has sent longtime president Evo Morales into exile in Mexico, the return of a left-leaning government in Argentina and the ascent of a Trump-style populist in Brazil. They and about four dozen other countries view Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim president. Earlier this year, Canada played a leading role in the Lima Group of the hemisphere's countries -- minus the United States -- that called on the Venezuelan military to back the ouster of the government of Nicolas Maduro. ( As reported in the news.