Colombia boosts efforts to curb Venezuelan migration

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    Colombia has deployed more than 1,000 policemen and soldiers to stop migrants crossing over from Venezuela. Crossings have surged since Latin American nations began relaxing coronavirus restrictions. Yet despite the increase in security, hundreds are still coming in search of a better life. Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti has more from Cucuta. –

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    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean.

    The capital is Bogotá, the country’s largest city. With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world. The Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903.

    Colombia’s territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific.

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