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Disorder on the Border: Keeping the Peace between Colombia and Venezuela

The Colombian-Venezuelan frontier, long plagued by guerrilla warfare and organised crime, is now also the site of an inter-state standoff.

The two countries should urgently reopen communication channels to lower tensions and lessen the suffering of migrants who cross the border, whether legally or otherwise.

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Crime and violence have simmered along the lengthy Colombian-Venezuelan frontier for decades.

But the regional spillover of Venezuela’s political conflict and economic collapse has caused ties between the two states to fray as well, amid border closures, a…

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