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Colombia to Halt Temporary Border Openings for Venezuela Shoppers

Colombia wants a permanent opening of its border with Venezuela and will not allow further temporary crossings, the foreign minister said, after tens of thousands of Venezuelans streamed in during the weekend to buy items scarce in their own country. Facing an unprecedented economic crisis, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government has allowed citizens to cross into Colombia the past two weekends after closing the border last year in a crackdown on smuggling. The...

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