The Guardian: Venezuelans storm Colombia border city in search of food and basic goods
Five hundred women pour into markets of Cúcuta to buy toilet paper, flour and other goods as economic crisis in Venezuela deepens
Five hundred hungry Venezuelan women have stormed across a bridge into Colombia, defying a year-long border closure in search of basic foodstuff and goods which are hard to find back home.
Dressed in white T-shirts, the women from the Venezuelan town of Ureña marched up to the barriers manned by members of the National Guard. The guardsmen formed a cordon to prevent the women from passing but they eventually broke through, cheering as they ran across the bridge into the Colombian city of Cúcuta.
“The women of Ureña decided to come to the international bridge to cross the border because we don’t have food in our homes, our children are going hungry, there is a lot of need,” one woman told the Cúcuta daily La Opinion.
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WNU Editor: I have friends who live in Guyana (Venezuela's neighbour in the east) .... they are telling me the same thing. They have also told me that their hospitals are overflowing with sick Venezuelans, patients who need dialysis, and those who need basic medicines like insulin.
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