Monday, July 11, 2016

Poor Venezuelans flooded the Columbia and buying commodities

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans fled to neighboring Colombia after opening for a short time closed almost a year ago border. Where they buy food and commodities, which their country has long been in shortage.

About it writes on Monday, July 11, the website of the TV channel «al Jazeera».

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the closure of border with Colombia in August last year under the pretext of combating smuggling and infiltration of militants. Last Sunday was open for 12 hours a pedestrian bridge linking the Venezuelan city of Tachira and the Colombian Cucuta.

According to the Director of the office of borders of Colombia, his country came flooding back during this time 35,000 Venezuelans, 25,000 of whom arrived in the first seven hours after opening.

Currently, Venezuela is experiencing a deep economic crisis amid falling world oil prices that devastated the stores and pharmacies.

Citizens are outraged and blame the humanitarian crisis of incompetent leadership of the country and state economy...

1 comment :

  1. Up to 35,000 Venezuelans entered Colombia to buy food and medicine after border crossing was temporarily opened, William Villamizar Laguado, governor of Colombia's Norte de Santander province, said...

    Hundreds of Venezuelans began queuing since 3 a.m. on Sunday at the town of San Antonio del Tachira to cross the Simón Bolívar bridge to reach the Colombian town of Cucuta. The border crossing linking the towns has been closed since August after three Venezuelan soldiers and a civilian were injured in an attack by suspected smugglers in San Antonio del Tachira....EFE


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