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25 African Migrants Were Rescued On the Coast of Brazil After 35 Days at Sea

More migrants are making the journey towards Latin America as European nations tighten their borders.

A group of 25 African migrants, thought to be from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Senegal, Nigeria, and Cape Verde have been rescued from a vessel in the northern coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, reports CNN.

The group of men where traveling with two Brazilians—who were arrested upon being found—and had gone several days without food and water before they were spotted aboard a drifting vessel by local fishermen on Sunday.

The Brazilian government says it will put the men in temporary housing, and launch an investigation into the case.


The CNN report also stated, that more and more migrants will likely make journeys towards Latin American countries, as European countries increasingly tighten their borders in order to prevent refugees from making the dangerous journey through the Mediterranean as many claim.

Brazil has the largest population of black people outside of the continent, and some—particularly West Africans—may feel more cultural ties to the nation as a result.

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