The Colombian government has protested against Venezuela for a military incursion registered last week in a rural area of the municipality of Tibú, in the border department of Norte de Santander. After receiving the notice of the local authorities, as reported by the executive of Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday, "a technical commission composed of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the General command of the military forces and the army is He moved to the eastern vein sector [...] to verify allegations of a territorial incursion by Venezuelan military.
That delegation verified the entry of a group of uniformed in the neighboring country in Colombian territory, which were transported by helicopter and effectively landed on that sidewalk. "The facts have already been protested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an upcoming meeting between the chancelleries has been concretized in order to analyse these facts and request that measures be taken to prevent them from being repeated," continues the communiqué of Government.
The mayor of Tibú, Jesús Escalante, confirmed last Friday to the country that the complaint was presented in the personality of the municipality, an entity that depends on the procurator responsible for ensuring the interests of the neighbors. On the same day, following the escape of Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, Nicolás Maduro flaunted his plans to fight drug trafficking and said: "Thanks to the satellite built by Venezuela and launched into space with the help of the People's Republic of China," Satellite Francisco de Miranda, and now to the satellite Antonio José de Sucre, we do not depend on anyone to watch our borders.
These episodes, relatively frequent in the more than 2,000 kilometers of Colombia-Venezuela border, now contribute to the tension between the two countries. In March, Santos contacted Maduro to reject the incursion of a hundred Bolivarian soldiers who came to raise a camp and hoisted the Venezuelan flag on the shores of the Arauca River.
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