venezuelan ex military men in colombia

From Colombia, Venezuelan defectors arm themselves to ‘liberate’ their homeland


Dubbing their planned offensive “Operation Venezuela,” ex-army sergeant Eddier Rodríguez said there were around 150 men ready to take part with his group.

Man stands wearing white shirt in front of a hotel.

Venezuela’s ex-military deserted Maduro hoping for a revolution. Now they’re on the brink of homelessness.

A large outdoor stage is shown being constructed in Cucuta, Colombia.

Battle of the bands: Dueling concerts as aid for Venezuelans in limbo

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Opposition leader Juan Guaido is shown standing at a podium with a large Venezuelan flag projected behind him.

Showdown looms as Venezuela’s Guaido sets aid entry date

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Defiant Maduro blocks humanitarian aid at Colombian border

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A busy scene at a border town in Cúcuta, Colombia.

As Venezuela’s crisis worsens, thousands more flee to neighboring Colombia seeking relief


As the economic and political crisis continues under President Nicolás Maduro, some 40,000 Venezuelans a day cross the Simón Bolívar bridge into Colombia. Some return or linger at the border. Others keep on walking.

Venezuelan Presidential candidates looking across the border for votes

Global Politics

As Venezuela’s presidential election wraps up, Hugo Chavez is doing all he can to secure every vote. That includes chartering a bus to bring Venezuelan citizens across the border from Colombia in advance of Sunday’s election. But his opponent, Henrique Capriles, is doing his best to recruit cross-border voters as well.

Venezuela’s Cross Border Vote for President

Conflict & Justice

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is seeking another six-year term, and he’s facing a serious challenge from Henrique Capriles. Both candidates are doing last-minute campaigning across the border in Colombia to try to pick up votes for Sunday’s election.