Between French Guiana and Brazil, an uncontrollable border (2/4)

Between French Guiana and Brazil, an uncontrollable border (2/4)

Issued on: 06/17/2022 – 11:59

13:00 REPORTER © FRANCE 24

Nearly 3,000 dugout canoes cross the Oyapock River each day, which serves because the pure boundary between Brazil and French Guiana in South America. The banks of the river are the scene of menschenfreundlich trafficking, unlawful immigration and unlawful gold panning. The locals play cat and mouse with the border police, who do their greatest to observe the comings and goings. The Covid-19 pandemic ought to have meant a airtight closure of the border. As an alternative, it confirmed greater than ever how uncontrollable this restrict is. FRANCE 24’s Fanny Lothaire and Laura Damase report with Séverine Bardon and Olivier Marzin.

REPORTER © FRANCE 24

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