Maduro’s regime threatened Colombia with a “strong reaction” after the border incidents

Maduro’s regime threatened Colombia with a “strong reaction” after the border incidents
Antipersonal mines planted in the state of Apur. EFE / Ricardo Maldonado Rosso / Archive

The Nicolas Maduro regime threatened to use force in Colombia on Wednesday, allegedly to be complicit in the FARC guerrillas’ dissident faction, which was wiped out after blaming its neighbor. Who has been fighting with the Venezuelan Armed Forces since the weekend.

“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will effectively guarantee peace within national borders and ensure that any attempt to violate Venezuela’s territorial integrity, whether routine or implicit, by any armed organization, regular or irregular, will provoke a strong reaction.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote in a statement.

The allegations of the Savista dictatorship are baseless. Of course, more than 3,000 people have come to Colombia to escape the fighting in Venezuela over the weekend..

According to Guida’s representative in Colombia, Thomas Guaniba, The clashes over the weekend were the result of an attack ordered by Maduro against a dissident faction fighting against someone Maduro is considered to be backed by his government.

“Maduro is not fighting terrorism, he is in line with the ranks of his biggest allies (…) because, according to the information we are dealing with, they have asked him to attack dissidents who are out of control,” he said.

The FARC regains control of Venezuela's territories
The FARC regains control of Venezuela’s territories

We have been witnessing in the municipality of Araguida (Northeast) since Sunday morning. (…) The bombings on the other side of the border, ”said Lucas Gomez, the presidential representative for border control.

“We already had a thousand people on holiday Monday, and yesterday it increased to 3,100,” he told Blue Radio.

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For its part, The Colombian Foreign Ministry has expressed its concern over the “serious humanitarian consequences for civil society in the state of Abor (Venezuela).”, The effect of armed conflict.

The Maduro regime rejected these statements by the Colombian Foreign Ministry, accusing the Duke government of abandoning borders and indirectly endorsing the actions of FARC factions. However, The facts show that these armed groups seek refuge in Venezuela when they are persecuted and attacked by the Colombian military.

Residents of Venezuela in the Jose Antonio Base municipality in the state of Apur have reached Araguida (Colombia).  Photo: Daniel Fernando Martinez / AFP
Residents of Venezuela in the Jose Antonio Base municipality in the state of Apur have reached Araguida (Colombia). Photo: Daniel Fernando Martinez / AFP

According to Colombian officials, the evacuation is likely to escalate on Tuesday night as “there were major clashes between the Venezuelan Guard and what could be a battalion of anti-FARC protesters” who withdrew from the peace deal signed in 2016.

The Ombudsman’s Office indicated that at least 858 minors were among the displaced, 134 men over 60 years of age, and 52 pregnant women.

Colombia set up playgrounds and set up 500 tents to get them, but called on the international community to support the reception of these people.

The Ivan Duke government accuses Maduro of harboring and protecting guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN) and dissidents in his region, Which Caracas denies.

“Hosting robbers will become a big issue at some point. I hope they are experiencing difficulties in keeping those structures in their territory that have been profitable in Venezuela and have not been punished for years,” the border official said.

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With information from AFP

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