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The Gulf Today - Time Out - - GRAPEVINE -

Hol­ly­wood ac­tress AN­GELINA JOLIE says that the ex­o­dus of mil­lions of Venezue­lans from their coun­try has led to a “shock­ing” mi­grant cri­sis in South Amer­ica that was “pre­dictable and pre­ventable.”

Jolie was end­ing a three-day visit to Peru as a spe­cial en­voy for the United Na­tions refugee agency. Dur­ing her visit Jolie met Venezue­lan refugees who live at a shel­ter in the cap­i­tal city and also went to a bor­der cross­ing in the north of the coun­try.

Jolie met with Peru­vian Pres­i­dent Martin Viz­carra to dis­cuss po­ten­tial so­lu­tions to the mi­grant cri­sis and ways of se­cur­ing in­ter­na­tional sup­port. “None of the Venezue­lans I met want char­ity,” Jolie said. “They want an op­por­tu­nity to help them­selves.”

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