Agence France-PresseApril 10, 2013 22:30
Brazil's northwestern state of Acre declared a "social emergency" Wednesday as it attempts to slow a wave of undocumented immigrants smuggled overland from neighboring countries.
"More than a thousand illegal immigrants have entered over the past month," said Nilson Moura, Acre's secretary for justice and human rights.
One of Brazil's smaller states, Acre borders the states of Amazonas to the north and Rondonia to the east. To its southeast is Bolivia, while Peru is on its south and west.