Venezuelans stranded on the other side of the closed Colombian border are torn between the desire to see their families again, and fear of regime violence.
Tag: Cucuta Chronicles
I've been in many demonstrations through these years of violence in Venezuela. But what I saw on February 23rd, at the border with Colombia, was different: an entire society fighting with the desperation of those who have nothing else to lose.
Venezuela Aid Live brought up the best of people, regardless of which side of the border they come from, while it helped to make our problems visible to the world. But the event, from that marginalized, strange place, also showed the strength we Venezuelans have built, even under the threat of war.
In the first Cucuta Chronicles dispatch, our intrepid reporters pretend to be married and face the bleak possibilities of separation and abduction, until they solve the situation and cross the border by the power of a couple of Andean pastries.
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