Friday, August 12, 2016

Colombia And Venezuela Agree To A Plan To Partially Reopen The Border

President Nicolas Maduro and President Juan Manuel Santos spent months negotiating a way to reopen the border

BBC: Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border

Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to partially reopen their border, almost a year after it was closed.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro announced that the frontier would be opened on Saturday.

During the first stage only pedestrians will be allowed to cross in five places along the 2,200km (1,370 miles) border.

Mr Maduro shut the border on security grounds. Many Colombians were expelled, and bilateral trade has since fallen.

The two presidents said that the five crossings would be open daily from 08:00 to 20:00 local time (13:00-01:00 GMT).

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Update: Venezuela and Colombia plan to reopen border (DW)

WNU Editor: Venezuela is in chaos right now .... Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro had no option but to agree to this partial border opening.

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