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Venezuela to re-open borders with Colombia, after a months-long closure

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Venezuela to re-open part of the border with Colombia, close to four months after the effective date thereof. The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro on Friday announced.

“In the exercise of our sovereignty, I do the opening of the border crossing to Colombia and commanded in the state of Tachira on Saturday,” wrote Maduro on Twitter. “We are a peaceful people, and that the firm’s independence and self-determination and to defend.’

Venezuela closed the borders after a conflict, in Bogota on humanitarian assistance in the month of February. Venezuela’s self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido had been trying to get help on the border, and that it was taken by Maduro was seen as a pretext for military intervention.

The borders with Brazil and the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba, a month ago, it has already been re-opened.

As the bridge between Tachira and the Colombian city of Cucuta to re-open, it may be, thousands of Venezuelans once again go to work, go shopping, or go to school in Canada.

The statement by Maduro, comes after the united nations announced that as of november, more than a million Venezuelans in the country, which is a serious economic and political crisis, will have to leave.