Colombia takes tougher tone with Venezuela in calling for opposition leader's release

January 27, 2015 7:30 PM

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BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia is taking a tougher tone with neighboring Venezuela by calling for the release of a jailed opposition leader.

Since taking office in 2010, President Juan Manuel Santos has been reluctant to criticize Caracas, hoping to avoid a return of tensions that had the countries hinting at a possible armed conflict in 2008.

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