Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along border with Colombia

Posted on August 12, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Crime, Police/Military Activity, Venezuela reported Venezuela says it has deployed 17,000 troops along its border with Colombia, which was closed on Monday for the first time as part of an anti-smuggling operation. Up to 40% of goods Venezuela subsidises for its domestic market are smuggled to Colombia, where they are sold at much higher prices, the authorities say. The border was closed on Monday night, and will be each night for a month. Read Article

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