LIVE: Live from Colombian border as Venezuelans cross Simon Bolivar bridge

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Published on 10 Feb 2019, 18:22
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Ruptly is live from the Simon Bolivar bridge in the Colombian border city of La Parada, on Sunday, February 10 where over 25,000 people cross over from Venezuela on a daily basis, according to numbers provided by the Colombian immigration office.

Other than for migratory reasons, Venezuelans commonly cross the border to buy food and supplies from Colombia, where there is more variety and better value for the money.

The political situation in Venezuela is unclear after Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for a second term as President and Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly Juan Guaido declared the inauguration illegitimate, announcing himself interim president.

Maduro condemned the decision of a number of countries to recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s acting president, and broke diplomatic ties with Washington.

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