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Мы плачем по тебе, Венесуэла

БОГОТА – Ещё совсем недавно Венесуэла – родина «Освободителя» Симона Боливара – была свободной и весьма богатой страной, гордившейся самыми большими в мире доказанными запасами нефти и замечательными людьми. Она привлекала миллионы колумбийских мигрантов, бежавших от ужасов войны с повстанцами из Революционных вооружённых сил Колумбии (ФАРК). Но сегодня наши роли меняются: 50-летняя война Колумбии с ФАРК завершается, а, тем временем, Венесуэла переживает экономический, социальный и политический коллапс.

Колумбия – это страна, которая больше всех зависит от исхода кризиса, поразившего соседнюю, братскую республику. Наши страны объединяют все возможные виды связей – история, культура, экономика и география (длина нашей общей границы превышает 1300 миль).

Мы в Колумбии всегда желали Венесуэле процветания. И именно поэтому мы, наряду со многими другими государствами и мировыми лидерами, включая Ватикан и самого папу Франциска, делаем всё возможное, чтобы правительство Венесуэлы во главе с Николасом Мадуро и оппозиция пришли к достойному урегулированию этого кризиса.

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