Colombia accuses Venezuela of new airspace violation

A picture released by the Colombian Defence Ministry press office shows Colombian Air Force commander Carlos Bueno speaking during a press conference in Bogota, September 14, 2015Colombia accused Venezuela Monday of violating its airspace for the second time in two days amid a smoldering border crisis, saying a warplane had again flown well into its territory. “A Venezuelan military plane penetrated Colombian airspace” Sunday night in the northeastern department of Vichada, Colombian air force commander Carlos Bueno told a news conference. The two countries have been at odds since Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro closed part of the border on August 19, blaming Colombian paramilitaries for an attack on a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol.

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