Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro deployed troops to the Colombia-Venezuela border on Tuesday, September 25, amid heightened tensions with Colombia and the US. The move comes after Maduro blamed Colombia in recent days for attempting to assassinate him while giving a speech in Caracas in August. A heightened security presence and tensions are to be expected in the coming days and weeks.
On September 26, Maduro accused US President Donald Trump of promoting a "military uprising" against him. On September 8, media sources reported that members of US President Donald Trump's administration secretly met with Venezuelan military officers to plan a coup. Venezuelan officials have also accused the US of supporting the alleged assassination attempt targeting Maduro during a military parade in Caracas on August 4.
Individuals in Colombia and Venezuela are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the border region, and strictly avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence amid high sociopolitical tensions.
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