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 pledges $9 million USD in aid to Colombia to help support Venezuelan migrants in the country.
- The United States pledges US$9 million in aid to Colombia to help support Venezuelan migrants in the country.
- Newly inaugurated Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez announces that he will not have an ambassador in neighboring Venezuela.
- Brazil closes its international border with Venezuela, following a similar move enacted but then rescinded by Colombia earlier in 2018, as a response to an increase in Venezuelans fleeing their country to neighbouring states.
- 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 Alvaro Uribe to allow United States troops to use several bases. Venezuela announces trade measures against Colombia.