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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.
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…