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Old 08-23-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I saw a brief news clip about president Maduro shutting down the border with Colombia. The news clip mentioned something about an armed attack on Venezuelan officials, They said something about paramilitares but, I don't understand if these were Venezuelans or Colombians? What does Colombia have to do with it?
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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Venezuela is Colombia's Canada..... Meaning Colombia was always the bigger sister, since Colombia is very pro-US and now Venezuela is anti-US, both are at odds.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:27 PM
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I think Venezuela has become a whining bully. They are claiming most of Guyana for themselves, and now they are picking fights with Colombia. Trinidad, Aruba, Bonaire; Curacao, and Brazil should brace themselves, because its only a matter of time.
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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With all of Venezuela's severe economic and social problems (such as high crime rate), and elections coming up on December 5, I would not be surprised if a little border tension with Colombia is a way to steer some public attention away from other much bigger problems.

Colombia's military has a significant presence along the border with Venezuela because in the past, FARC has supposedly used places on the Venezuelan side of the border as a protective haven from the Colombian military. This has been going on for decades, it is nothing new.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:56 PM
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Apparently Venezuela is doing mass and indiscriminate deportations of Colombians.



There are reports that the Venezuelan military is going house to house searching for Colombians. They violently break into homes of Colombian families and force the Colombians out of their houses and deport them on the spot. They are also destroying everything that is inside these homes and possibly stealing the more valuable things. The houses are left completely uninhabitable.

There are also hundreds of Venezuelans that for several days have been stuck on the Colombian side of the border. Venezuelan authorities are not letting them return to their homes.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Venezuela is picking fights with her neighbors in a desperate attempt to distract the public away from the failed socialist policies of Maduro's regime. It's kinda like what Argentina did when it invaded the Falklands in 1982.

The Venezuelans regularly make claims on Guyana, Columbia, and the Dutch Caribbean islands. Will they actually invade? Probably not but who knows. The Argentine invasion of the Falklands came with less than 10 hours advanced notice.

Venezuela, a ticking time bomb at the border of our Kingdom - Curaçao Chronicle
Editorial in the Curacao Chronicle by Dutch VVD MPs Han ten Broeke and Frank van Kappen. There is increasing concern in The Hague regarding Venezuela.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:42 AM
 
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Venezuela is Colombia's Canada..... Meaning Colombia was always the bigger sister, since Colombia is very pro-US and now Venezuela is anti-US, both are at odds.
Hilarious,
Colombia has always been Venezuela's Mexico
That why about 10% of the population in Venezuela is Colombian
Add to that the fact that Colombia is the biggest producer of cocaine in the World
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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Hilarious,
Colombia has always been Venezuela's Mexico
That why about 10% of the population in Venezuela is Colombian
Add to that the fact that Colombia is the biggest producer of cocaine in the World
BS

The estimated Colombian population in Venezuela is around 300,000.... around 1% of Venezuela's population and with the current state of the country Colombians are likely to decrease in number.

The leader in cocaine production is Peru, not Colombia.... and that has absolutely nothing to do with Venezuela anyway.

MAduro needs a scape goat for the chaos that his regime has brought (let's blame the neighbors), that is when he's not blaming the US!

(They're also starting up fights with neighboring Guyana claiming half of its territory as Venezuelan)

OWN UP BABE.... STOPING WITH THE DENIAL AND ADMITTING RESPONSIBILITY IS THE BEST WAY TO OVERCOME, OTHERWISE YOU'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THAT MESS!
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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Hilarious,
Colombia has always been Venezuela's Mexico
That why about 10% of the population in Venezuela is Colombian
Add to that the fact that Colombia is the biggest producer of cocaine in the World
Ridiculous that Latin American countries with mass problems of crime, corruption and poverty want to compare themselves to the Mexico-US situation. Please, this is just too ridiculous.

Seems to me that the Venezuelan government is trying to divert attention from how horrible they are currently running the government. They are trying to distract the population by placing focus on a supposed 'outside threat,' that being Colombians.

Hmmm....sounds familiar. They got the idea from the DR.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Ridiculous that Latin American countries with mass problems of crime, corruption and poverty want to compare themselves to the Mexico-US situation. Please, this is just too ridiculous.

Some people -specially in latam- love to simplify the Mexico-U.S. relationship, most of the times in the analogy their own countries is "the U.S." in the equation. Silly if you ask me, specially when Mexico for good or bad really has never interfered in their whereabouts. On the contrary, hasn't Mexico been the country where their intelligentsia runs every time there's a coup d'état?

Some cyber users have a very one sided short memory.


Sorry for the off topic, lest continue with the thread.
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