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Venezuela Reopens Border Crossing with Colombia

Venezuela Reopens Border Crossing with Colombia

Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:41 AM

Thousands are crossing into Colombia to buy food and medicine after Venezuela's embattled president reopened two border crossings that had been shut for almost four months.

Long lines of Venezuelans stood at two international bridges near the city of Cúcuta on Saturday waiting to have their documents checked by Colombian officials. Venezuelan border guards dressed in green uniforms helped to control the crowds.

The pedestrian border crossings were shut down by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in late February after his political opponents tried to use the bridges to transport several tons of food and medicine into the country.

Most of the aid was donated by the United Sates but rejected by Maduro, who said it was part of a plot to strengthen the opposition.

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