The military incursion occurred on May 3, 2020 and involved a group from Colombia crossing into Venezuela by boat.
The Venezuelan government announced eight casualties that day, but only provided the name of one of them.
The border between Colombia and Venezuela is a continuous international border of 2,219 kilometers. It is both nations’ longest border.
Venezuela has more than 20,000 men distributed among 17 units between bases, brigades and battalions, while Colombia stations only 4,000 men divided into nine units.
Smuggling is another issue that generates friction in Colombian-Venezuelan relations. This issue is compounded by the undocumented and frequent passage of unregistered products between countries.
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