Desperate Venezuelans cross Colombian border for basic supplies
Nearly 500 Venezuelan women stormed the Colombian border, which has been closed for almost a year, in a desperate attempt to get their hands on basic foods and medicines which are no longer available to them. Dressed in white, chanting “Yes, we can!” they crossed the border, purchasing milk, flour, olive oil, sugar and rice, before returning. The products were apparently purchased at around half the price of the cost in Venezuela.
Days later, with the Venezuelan government having agreed to open the border for a 12-hour window, an estimated 35,000 Venezuelans take advantage and cross into Colombia to stock up, crowding supermarkets to obtain vital products.