A diplomatic row erupted between Colombia and Venezuela. Power Latin American ambassadors were withdrawn in the result of the rising tensions on the border of 2 countries.
1 his adept withdrew from Caracas Colombia. It was a response to the closure of Venezuela border between the States and the deportation of about one thousand thousands of Colombians. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced that can not allow this relationship to the people and government of his powers. "I am in favour of dialogue and diplomacy, and I will continue to act in this manner, but I can't let Venezuela can contact with Colombia and Colombians," said Santos.
Soon after the concert Colombian leader, Venezuela withdrew its own Ambassador from Bogota "for consultations". The head of the Foreign Ministry Delsi Rodriguez announced the revision of relations with Colombia "in the result of the suffering of our people from "paramilitarism" economic war", tells Reuters.
Previously Nicolas Maduro said the deportation of the people of the neighboring power struggle with paramilitary groups, which are imported in Venezuela as contraband products and drugs. The Venezuelan President expressed hope that the Colombian authorities will still return to common sense and will take measures to strengthen the protection of foreign 2 States, and until then, he said, the border is closed.
Note that on the border of Venezuela and Colombia are frequent outbreaks of violence related to gang activities of drug traffickers and smugglers. Over the past year, Venezuelan authorities detained more than 6 thousand people on suspicion of smuggling and seized over 28 tons of contraband goods.
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