Venezuela and Colombia to reopen border

Venezuela and Colombia to reopen border

World August 12, 2016 06:15

caracas - Colombia and Venezuela will partially reopen their border. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro spoke according to the BBC on Saturday that from coming back may be restricted travel between the countries.

Maduro pitched the border about a year ago closed to prevent the smuggling of goods and the intrusion of Colombian paramilitaries. The border went last month twice already open to buy Venezuelans able food and medicine to set the neighboring country.

The countries have now agreed to work towards a full reopening of the 2,200-kilometer border. From Saturday to pedestrians already in five places make the crossing.
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When the temporary reopenings in July were almost 200 000 Venezuelans use the opportunity to travel to Colombia. In Venezuela by an economic crisis deficiency include food and medicine.

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