Colombia: Thousands of troops sent to border amid Venezuela crisis

Colombian troops deploy in the city of Cucuta on Wednesday on the border with Venezuela following orders from President Juan Manuel Santos. «The result that is being shown here is an integrated work between the military forces and the national police», said Alberto Jose Mejia Ferrero, commander of Colombian Military Forces commenting the recent capture of contraband from Venezuela. The... Еще footage also shows Simon Bolivar Bridge, a connection between Cucuta to San Antonio de Tachira in Venezuela, with flows of people going in both directions. Earlier, President Santos ordered 3,000 additional forces on the border with Venezuela. Colombia has faced drastic increases in the number of people entering the country, who are fleeing instability, hyperinflation, and a worsening political crisis in Venezuela. There are reportedly already over 600,000 migrants from Venezuela in Colombia.

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