The personal documents of Gregorio Blanco, a Colombian resident in Venezuela, have been expired for three years.
Like thousands of compatriots, he is in an irregular situation due to the closure of consulates in 2019, after the rupture of relations between Caracas and Bogota, which now resume their ties, a halo of hope for migrants on both sides of the border.
After years of confrontation, the reciprocal arrival of ambassadors to both nations to rebuild ties awakened an illusion in Colombians living in the oil nation.
This population exceeds 4 million, according to the new head of the diplomatic mission . . .