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The unfolding tragedy in Venezuela continues to have reverberations in Trinidad and Tobago. The thousands who have fled our neighbouring state fill our streets and the visual impact is causing uneasiness, perhaps even some panic among our populace.

These South American refugees and economic migrants can be found in every nook and cranny of our land: in groceries, bakeries, beauty salons, on construction sites, on garbage trucks, in comfortable places and in places of misery and indignity.

While there is valid cause for concern that our already under-manned and ill-equipped social services will be further stretched and that criminal elements have slipped into the country with those genuinely seeking safety and the chance to escape starvation, it is imperative that we stop and take stock of our reactions to this unprecedented flood of migrants.

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