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04 Sep 2019 | 09:39 AM UTC

Venezuela: Heightened security at Venezuela-Colombia border September 3-30

Venezuela News Alert

Neighboring Colombia’s military exercises has prompted Venezuelan authorities to increase security as of September 3; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/4/2019, 12:30 AM until 10/1/2019, 12:29 AM (America/Caracas). COUNTRY/REGION Northern Venezuela

Event

President Nicolas Maduro has ordered for increased security measures at the Venezuela-Colombia border as of Tuesday, September 3, due to neighboring Colombia's planned military exercises. The exercises are planned from Tuesday, September 10, through Sunday, September 29. Observed as a threat, the exercises have prompted a heightened alert for armed forces and military units in the area. A heightened security presence is to be expected at and near the Venezuela-Colombia border.  

Advice

While travel to the border area is highly advised against, those planning on traveling through are advised to expect heightened security measures and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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