Venezuela denounces Colombia’s attempts to undermine peace

CARACAS, Oct 9 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — The Colombian government continues its escalation of attempts to undermine peace in Venezuela, with threats to use paramilitary groups to generate violence in the Bolivarian nation, President Nicolas Maduro denounced.

The president informed the decision to continue with the second phase of the orange alert (intermediate risk level) on the binational border, to confront Colombia’s aims.

Maduro noted in this regard that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces has full capacity to defend Venezuela’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The president in turn approved a set of measures to maintain permanent alert and surveillance to combat violence, drug and fuel trafficking, as well as to confront armed groups, kidnappings and other crimes originating in Colombia.

The head of State reiterated that Venezuela wants peace with Colombia, however, he warned the world about the intentions of former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe and current President Ivan Duque to generate violence in the Bolivarian nation.

Venezuela broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia in February 2019, after repeated aggressions, and amid serious incidents in the border state of Tachira, associated with the failed attempt of sectors of the Venezuelan opposition to supposedly deliver humanitarian aid to the country with the support of authorities from Bogota and Washington. — NNN-PRENSA LATINA