Colombia and Brazil have tightened border controls with Venezuela as both nation deal with a big influx of hundreds of thousands of migrants from their neighbouring country.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said yesterday his government would implement stricter migratory measures and suspend new daily entry cards for Venezuelans, as well as deploy 3,000 new security personnel, including 2,120 more soldiers, along the frontier.

Brazil also announced that it would double its troops to patrol frontier regions, and would start relocating Venezuelans to towns and cities in its interior.

According to Al Jazeera News, both countries said they would take measures to count the number of Venezuelan migrants, many of whom have entered their territory after fleeing a major economic and political crisis.

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