Venezuela re­opens bor­der with Colombia

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Thou­sands crossed into Colombia on Satur­day to buy food and medicine af­ter Venezuela’s Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro re­opened a bor­der that had been shut down for the past four months.

Long lines of Venezue­lans stood at two in­ter­na­tional bridges near the city of Cu­cuta wait­ing to have their doc­u­ments checked by Colom­bian of­fi­cials, with some car­ry­ing chil­dren on their shoul­ders. Venezue­lan bor­der guards dressed in green uni­forms helped con­trol the crowd.

The South Amer­i­can nation’s so­cial­ist gov­ern­ment or­dered the borders with Aruba, Bon­aire, Cu­ra­cao, Brazil and Colombia closed in Fe­bru­ary.

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