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Colombia and Venezuela recall ambassadors after border crisis

Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors from Caracas and Bogota because of a crisis on the border of two countries.

Venezuela declared that it would close the border in the State of Táchira for 72 hours, but President Maduro ordered to extend the closure for an indefinite term and declared a state of emergency for 60 days.

Before that, three military men of the Venezuelan Armed Forces had been injured by smugglers and the Venezuelan authorities had deported over a thousand of the Colombians.

The President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos noted: "I have favoured dialogue and diplomacy and I will keep doing so, but I cannot allow Venezuela to treat Colombia and Colombians this way."

As Pravda.Ru reported, there has often been outbreaks of violence on the border of Colombia and Venezuela, connected with the activity of drug dealers and smugglers.

Venezuela is considered to be one of the countries with the highest rates of HIV infection.

Also read: USA To Use Colombia for Military Action Against Venezuela

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