Colombia: Venezuelan border shut to avoid 'distractions' ahead of legislative elections

People are coming especially to stock up on different products and to perform some activities before the closure of the border.» The Colombian authorities have decided shut the border with Venezuela at the border town of Cucuta on Thursday, to avoid it being an obstacle or distraction ahead of this weekend’s legislative elections. There was a rush of people crossing the frontier from both... Еще sides this afternoon at the Simon Bolivar bridge. Director of the Colombian Migration Authority Christian Kruger reported an increase in border activity before the planned closure. “In the last 24 hours there has been an increase in migratory flows across all borders, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador. People are coming especially to stock up on different products and to perform some activities.» The border will be closed between 18:00 local time on March 8 until 16:00 on Sunday March 11.

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