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Colombia Arrests Suspect in Assassination of Venezuelan Tupamaro

File photo of former Venezuelan deputy legislator Cesar Vera, who was killed earlier this year in a suspected paramilitary attac

Colombian authorities say they have arrested an alleged paramilitary fighter accused of assassinating a Venezuelan politician earlier this year.

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Maduro Congratulates Colombia on Historic Peace Accords

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro celebrated the accords publicly via his Twitter account earlier this week. (Reuters)

President Nicolás Maduro voiced his nation's support and commiment to accompany Colombia in its new chapter toward establishing peace after more than 50 years of armed conflict.

 

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Venezuela, Colombia to Temporarily Reopen Border

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (C) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) agreed to reopen their countries’ share
Venezuela and Colombia agreed Thursday to reopen their shared border over the weekend.

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Venezuela, Colombia Consider Special ID for Border Residents

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez (right) and her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin (left) held talks Thursda

Venezuela and Colombia may soon reopen their shared border, after talks between the two countries Thursday.

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Venezuela Partially Lifts Six-Month Closure of Colombian Border

The Venezuelan-Colombian border was reopened on Saturday after a six-month closure. (Agencias)

The Venezuelan government partially lifted its six-month closure of the Colombian border on Saturday, allowing the crossing of heavy-load vehicles during restricted daytime hours.

 

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Venezuela Prolongs Border Closure as Colombia Admits Drop in Crime

The border with Colombia in Venezuela’s Tachira state has been closed since mid-August. (TeleSUR/Archive)

The Venezuelan government announced a 60-day extension of partial closures along its western Colombian border on Monday after Bogota acknowledged a drop in crime and smuggling in the border region. 

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Ernesto Villegas: Bachaqueo is the Free Market in its Worst Dimension

Ernesto Villegas (Photo: AVN)

The renowned Venezuelan journalist and politician Eneresto Villegas discusses bachaqueo, or the widespread practice of reselling food items, from a Marxist perspective.

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Venezuela will Permit Colombian Deportees to Return and Seek Legal Status

Nicolas Maduro and Ernesto Samper. (Photo: RNV)

According to a statement released Monday by the UNASUR, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro will allow Colombians who were deported during the August crackdown on border smuggling to return to the country and seek legal immigration status. 

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Venezuela Congratulates Colombia on Historic Advance in Peace Talks

Colombian President Manuel Santos shakes hands with FARC leader Timochenko in Havana on Wednesday (Justice for Colombia).

The Venezuelan government has officially congratulated the administration of Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia after an agreement was signed to bring an end to the country’s 60 year long civil war. 

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Fourth Border Closed as State of Exception Extended to Amazonas State

The Venezuela-Colombia border in the state of Amazonas is the fourth to have been closed since the attack in August (Photo: Tele

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro moved to close the Colombian-Venezuela border in Amazonas state on Tuesday night, just 24 hours after having met with his Colombian counterpart. The border is the fourth to have been closed between the two countries over the past six weeks.

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