The United States pledges US$9 million in aid to Colombia to help support Venezuelan migrants in the country.
The Trump administration will provide an additional $9 million in humanitarian aid for Venezuelan refugees who have fled into Colombia, according to U.S. officials.
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The United States defends its decision to appoint as Venezuelan ambassador Larry Palmer, who has expressed negative views of the country in the past, including insinuating that it has ties with Colombian rebels.
Venezuela extradites Colombian Carlos Alberto Renteria to the United States: the US claims he is a major drug cartel leader.
Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia express concerns whilst Peru supports a planned accord by Colombian President Álvaro Uribe to allow United States troops to use several bases. Venezuela announces trade measures against Colombia.
UNASUR leaders express fresh concerns over Colombian plans to grant United States troops access to its military bases but cannot agree on a declaration to formally condemn the proposals. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez warns that "the winds of war are beginning to blow" across the region.
The United Nations Security Council rejected rival resolutions on Venezuela by the United States and Russia Thursday. Russia and China vetoed the U.S. call for new elections and the unhindered distribution of humanitarian aid, while Moscow's proposal for a political solution and reaffirmation of the government's role in soliciting assistance failed to gain sufficient support.