Thousands of Venezuelans enter Colombia for food, medicine

July 17, 2016 4:00 AM

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Thousands of Venezuelans enter Colombia for food, medicine

BOGOTA, Colombia – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans poured into neighboring Colombia to buy food and medicine on Saturday after authorities briefly opened the border that has been closed for almost a year.

A similar measure last week led to dramatic scenes of the elderly and mothers storming Colombian supermarkets and highlighted how daily life has deteriorated for millions in Venezuela, where the economy has been in a freefall since the 2014 crash in oil prices.

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