Leftist Allies Open Border Between Venezuela, Colombia

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday announced that he plans to fully open the South American country’s border with Colombia beginning on January 1, reported The Associated Press.
  • “I am going to announce that we will be completely opening the border, for all of western Venezuela with Colombia, for the passage of vehicles, motorcycles, trucks” as of Jan. 1. Maduro said on state television.
  • The measure comes after Colombia and Venezuela restored diplomatic and commercial ties in September after relations between the two countries were broken off in 2019.
  • Maduro said that the relationship between the two countries has significantly improved since Colombia elected its first leftist president, Gustavo Petro.
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