Venezuela will reopen its border with Brazil two years later

On November 16, 2017, people are standing on the border with Venezuela as seen from the Brazilian city of Roraima, Pacaraima, Brazil. (Nacho Doce / Reuters)

Puerto Ordaz-Venezuela reopened its border with Brazil on Thursday. This was almost two years after the Nicolas Maduro administration closed the crossroads in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maduro closed the intersection in March 2020 in a national quarantine and allowed only freight transport.

According to local human rights activists, the closure will prevent dozens of students from attending classes in Pacaraima on the Brazilian side, forcing Venezuelans to use illegal crossroads for scarce food and petrol. Was done.