Last week Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro decided to close the border to neighboring country Columbia, indefinitely.
The reason was that three soldiers and two civilians were wounded in a clash between traffickers and soldiers.
On Thursday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, decided to withdraw his ambassador too, and arrange an extraordinary Foreign meeting with the other countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), to discuss the tense atmosphere between the two countries.
Shortly after, Santos also pulled the ambassador back from Venezuela, for consultations.
Since the border was closed, nearly 1,100 Colombians have been deported from Venezuela.
Several of them claim that the authorities have destroyed their homes. Another 6,000 have left the country voluntarily.
According to President Maduro, the deportations are part of an effort against smuggling.
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