Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee the "progressive normalization" of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday he will attend a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart to resolve an ongoing border crisis with "the best intentions but without great expectations".
Venezuela has been spared a Pinochet-like figure, president Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, in an apparent defense of a near 14-year jail sentence handed to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after deadly protests last year.
Supporters of jailed politician Leopoldo Lopez and pro-government activists clashed on Thursday in Caracas outside his trial, as tensions spiked over an approaching verdict for Venezuela`s best-known imprisoned opposition leader.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing enemies in Colombia of trying to assassinate him as both countries prepare to spar at the Organisation of American States over an increasingly tense border dispute.
Colombia`s President Juan Manuel Santos visited a tense border city Saturday amid an escalating row with neighboring Venezuela that triggered deportations and the exodus of thousands of Colombians back home.
Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado said Monday officials refused to register her as a candidate for the country`s December legislative elections after she was controversially banned from public office.
Colombia`s foreign ministry has sent a letter of protest to neighboring Venezuela after the government of President Nicolas Maduro decreed maritime borders in a disputed area of the Atlantic Ocean, a ministry source said on Saturday.
Former leaders from Spain and Latin America called Monday on Venezuela`s President Nicolas Maduro to free political prisoners, "respect fundamental rights and liberties" and create a climate for political dialogue.
Thousands donned white and took to the streets in cities across the country in the biggest show of frustration with Venezuela's socialist administration since a wave of bloody anti-government protests a year ago.