Colombia-Venezuela border crossing open despite one bridge being blocked

10 February 2019

the Simon Bolivar international bridge between the two the neighbouring countries remains open, although the Tienditas cross-border bridge between Colombia and Venezuela is blocked by a fuel tank and cargo containers. On Saturday, a group of Venezuelans gathered on the Colombian side of the Simon Bolivar bridge to call on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to allow foreign aid to enter the country.

Aid from the United States has been gathered in Cucuta on the Colombian side of the border and so far, the Venezuelan government has said the aid will not be allowed into Venezuela. President Maduro has ridiculed the United States for offering small amounts of assistance while maintaining sanctions that block some $10 billion dollars of offshore assets and revenue. One of protest signs they held called on people to mass on the blocked Tienditas bridge on February 12.