Venezuela reopens maritime border with Dutch Antilles: military


PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan authorities have reopened the country’s maritime border with the Dutch Antilles islands after closing it on Tuesday, a regional military commander told Reuters.

General Miguel Morales Miranda, second-in-command for the state of Falcon, did not give a reason for the change, which now allows boats and aircraft to travel between Venezuela and the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.

Venezuela’s opposition have said they plan to bring humanitarian aid into the country from Curacao on Saturday, which President Nicolas Maduro’s government has pledged to block.

Reporting by Mircely Guanipa; Writing by Angus Berwick; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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