CrisisWatch Colombia/Venezuela

Unchanged Situation

Venezuelan President Maduro and Colombian President Santos agreed 22 Sept to “progressive” restoration of normality following Venezuela’s 19 Aug indefinite border closure; settlement involves seven commitments including investigating social problems at border, reinstating ambassadors. Venezuela implemented restrictive measures throughout month in some 28 municipalities in Táchira, Zulia, Apure and Amazonas states, placing entire corridor bordering Colombia under military control, with rights of freedom of movement and assembly suspended. Venezuela continued to deport Colombians; UN reported over 1,600 deported, 20,000 fled by late Sept.

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24 Aug 2022
Border closures [between Colombia and Venezuela] … incentivized armed groups to increase their presence on the border to control and tax contraband networks and human tra... The Guardian

Bram Ebus


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