Day: April 6, 2021

Dismantled Network Illustrates Pattern in the Exploitation of Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

Dismantled Network Illustrates Pattern in the Exploitation of Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

A sophisticated human trafficking network dismantled in Colombia, illustrates a pattern in how Venezuelan citizens, particularly women, are recruited. On March 27, Colombian authorities managed to arrest and indict members of an organized criminal group (Grupo de Delincuencia Organizado – GDO) known as “Los PEP,” who are charged with human and migrant trafficking. The network, …

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Venezuela Says 8 Soldiers Killed in Clashes on Colombian Border

Venezuela Says 8 Soldiers Killed in Clashes on Colombian Border

Venezuela said Monday eight of its soldiers have died since an offensive started two weeks ago against armed groups operating on the border with Colombia. Thirty-four have been injured, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said in an address broadcast on state television, upping the death toll given over the weekend from six soldiers and nine “terrorists.” …

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Is Venezuela Preparing For A Military Strike On Colombia? | OilPrice.com

Is Venezuela Preparing For A Military Strike On Colombia?

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is well-known for his saber-rattling, much of which is designed to distract Venezuelans from the severe economic crisis sweeping the country and the brutality of his autocratic regime. In recent weeks Venezuelan military and police have been conducting offensive operations in the southwestern state of Apure near the Colombian border. Aside …

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Venezuela creates military unit on Colombia border amid fighting

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela has created a special military unit for an area on its border with Colombia that has been the center of clashes between troops and illegal armed groups since last month, the defense minister said on Monday. Venezuela’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez addresses the media at Miraflores Palace, in Caracas, Venezuela …

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