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  • President Maduro Shuts Venezuela's Border with Brazil
Published 21 February 2019

Venezuela had already suspended flights and some land borders with Colombia. 

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the closure of Venezuela's border with Brazil adding that his government was evaluating the total shutdown of the country's border with neighboring Colombia amid mounting threats of intervention against the country by the United States and its allies. 

"Venezuela closes land border with Brazil on Thursday, February 21st from 8 pm until further notice," Maduro said during a meeting with the Superior General Staff of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).

Venezuelan President Maduro also said that his Colombian counterpart Iván Duque would be responsible for any violence that occurs along the common border. "I hold Ivan Duque responsible for any violence that occurs on the border with Colombia," the Venezuelan leader said at a meeting with the Superior General Staff of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB).

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