Venezuelans Flock Across Colombia Border To Stock Up On Basics

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Venezuela’s stores lack the most basic foods and medicines. Queues of hundreds and even thousands of people are common, and riots and looting are a daily occurrence.

Venezuelans came in their thousands – many queuing overnight. All of those gathering at the border on Saturday were desperate to cross into Colombia to stock up on basic supplies. A military band was on hand for the official reopening of a frontier that has been closed for a year, a year in which shortages of…