Colombia says “drug trafficking is taking over” Venezuela with Maduro’s blessing

Colombia and Venezuela have not maintained diplomatic relations since Bogotá recognized opposition figure Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president in January 2019.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's Minister of Defense, Diego Molano, on Saturday, April 3, accused the Venezuelan government of acting as an "accomplice" of Colombian drug trafficking groups in the heavy fighting that has pushed thousands of people to cross the border to seek refuge in Colombia.

"What is happening in Venezuela is that drug trafficking is slowly taking over that country (...) in collusion with the Bolivarian forces and the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas . . .

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