Colombia denounces border violation by Venezuelan military, after meeting between troops from both countries, and Caracas responds
Colombia denounced this Sunday a border violation by the Venezuelan military who boarded a boat that remained on its shore in front of a bordering river, in an action that President Iván Duque described as “provocation” by Caracas.
The events were recorded on August 24 on the Negro River, which delimits the department of Guainía in Colombia with the Amazonas state of Venezuela.
In a release, the Colombian Foreign Ministry indicated that “two armed Venezuelan soldiers arbitrarily occupied a Colombian civilian vessel named ‘El Guainiano’, with Colombian citizens on board and that it was moored to the Colombian bank of the Negro river.”
The Foreign Ministry assured that the timely intervention of the Colombian Navy prevented “outrages against national citizens and the loss of the vessel and merchandise, as has already occurred in the past in similar events.”
The Colombian government assured that there was a violation of the right to free navigation and of…