Colombia, Venezuela resume diplomatic contacts amid border crisis

(L to R) Foreign Ministers of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez, Ecuador, Ricardo Patino, of Colombia, Maria Angela Holguin and of Uruguay Rodolfo Nin Novoa meet in Quito on September 12, 2015The foreign ministers of Colombia and Venezuela agreed Saturday to renew diplomatic ties that had been interrupted due to an ongoing border crisis between the two neighbors. Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin and her Venezuelan counterpart, Delcy Rodriguez, met in Ecuador’s capital to resolve their nation’s differences and pave the way for a meeting of their respective presidents. Bogota and Caracas have been in a spiraling row since President Nicolas Maduro closed part of their shared border on August 19, blaming Colombian paramilitaries for an attack on a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol.

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