Colombia: Duque Orders Militarization of Border With Brazil

Due to the progressive spread of the coronavirus in the Amazon department in southern Colombia, President Iván Duque has ordered the militarization of the border with Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After a virtual meeting with his cabinet, the governor of the Amazonas department, Jesús Galdino, and Mayor Jorge Luis Mendoza of border town Leticia, Duque explained that the aim is to prevent the entry of people infected with the virus.

According to the National Institute of Health, Leticia is the city with the highest infection rate per population, while Amazonas has the highest infection rate of all departments. "A decision has been made to increase the military presence in all border points and to carry out the appropriate controls to prevent the virus from being . . .

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