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Brazil a welcome haven for international migrants




A portrait is projected on the walls of a building as part of a project promoting art through re-evaluating urban spaces and buildings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 22.
A portrait is projected on the walls of a building as part of a project promoting art through re-evaluating urban spaces and buildings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 22.
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It's not uncommon to hear governments say their country has a problem with refugees or immigrants. And it's rare to come across positive stories about the thousands of people fleeing poverty or war in search of a better life.

As the BBC's Wyre Davies reports from northern Brazil, there is one country still prepared to treat migrants and refugees with respect and the promise of a future. But is it a policy that can last?