Venezuelan President Maduro has accused Colombia of plotting his overthrow, while Bogota said Venezuela harbors and backs rogue rebel fighters. The US offered Colombia its “full support” against any attempted aggression.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro deployed 150,000 troops to his country’s border with Colombia as tensions continue to rise between the two countries.
“The moment has come to defend our sovereignty and national peace by deploying our defense resources in full force,” Maduro said on Twitter.
Aside from personnel, Maduro’s government deployed tanks and missile carriers to its western Tachira state, an area that has become the departure point for millions of Venezuelans migrating to the south. There are currently more than 1 million Venezuelans living in Colombia.
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Venezuela starts military exercises along Colombia border — AP
Venezuelan military conducts drills on Colombian border to ‘intercept invasion’ — Reuters
Venezuela begins war games on Colombia border — AFP
Venezuela starts military exercises at Colombia border, US promises Bogota ‘full support’ — FOX News
Venezuela masses 150,000 troops, tanks and aircraft on Colombian border as Maduro says ‘the time has come to defend our sovereignty’ and the US offers its ‘full support’ to Bogota — Daily Mail
Venezuela holds anti-invasion drills at border — Al Jazeera