Goodbye Cúcuta, Hello Boa Vista

Katy says: If this breaking news is true, Chávez has just announced that Venezuela is leaving the Andean Community, a reversal of a decades-long policy of the Venezuelan state. No word yet on what private companies think, specially those with heavy investments in Colombia. They are probably as surprised by this move as everyone else.

One is left wondering whether the flourishing drug trade between Chávez’s Venezuela and Colombia’s Farc will be affected.