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Venezuela Closes Colombian Border

Venezuela's president has declared a temporary state of emergency along parts of its border with Colombia, following a skirmish between suspected smugglers and soldiers. At least three soldiers were wounded in the clash. President Nicolas Maduro said in a televised speech Friday that "As part of measures to restore order, peace, tranquility and justice ... I have decided to declare a state of emergency" in several municipalities of eastern Tachira state. He said the border...

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