Venezuelans Flock Across Colombia Border To Stock Up On Basics

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…

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