Venezuela Aid Live: A Music Event Spurs Confrontations at the Border

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Update 2/23/18: The moment of music has long passed. It was nearing 7 a.m. on Saturday when the Colombian authorities were preparing to pass along humanitarian aid to Venezuela. The night before, however, Delcy Rodríguez, vice president of Venezuela, announced the closure of the Simón Bolívar, Unión and Santander Bridges for “serious and illegal threats attempted by the Government of Colombia against La Paz.”

By 8 a.m., members of the Bolivarian

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