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Venezuela Reopens Border with Colombia after 4 Months

  • Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro has announced reopening of the border with Colombia. Officials say that tens of thousands of people have crossed the Venezuelan border after the border with Colombia has been opened after 4 months on Saturday. The border was closed by the Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro in February 2019 after opposition leader Juan Guaidó tried to bring in US humanitarian aid and Maduro called it a forerunner of a US-led invasion. Colombian foreign ministry said that after the border was opened on Saturday over 30,000 Venezuelans arrived in Colombia and by the end of the day around 37,000 people left. While making the announcement of reopening the border, Maduro said "We're a people of peace that strongly defends our independence and self-determination."