Colombian businessmen return to Venezuela

A meeting of politicians and trade union leaders from both countries in San Cristóbal, Táchira state, paves the way for the reestablishment of trade relations when Gustavo Petro takes office.

By Santiago Torrado

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The expected commercial reopening of the border between Colombia and Venezuela is imminent. A month after Gustavo Petro takes office as president, on August 7, relations between the two countries, broken since 2019, are already enjoying a kind of thaw. Colombian businessmen staged it this Monday in San Cristóbal, on the Venezuelan side, where they returned as they had not done for a long time. Its purpose was to echo the clamor of the communities on both sides to restore the passage, after years of irreconcilable differences during the Government of Iv . . .

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