After a week of the removal of the first containers from the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, on the border between Colombia and Venezuela, mobility restrictions still remain.
“Let it open up as it was before, that it was completely free, why do they have to restrict us,” said Jesús González, a resident of the border.
Furthermore, the deputy to the legitimate National Assembly, Karim Vera, pointed out that the removal of the containers has been farce by Maduro’s regime against the people of Tachira State and the customs and commercial sector.
“That announcement of opening the bridges simply meant for the regime a change of the passages of trucks that they direct through codes they grant,” she said.
Citizens continue to use the irregular ‘trochas’ (foot paths, trails) to cross between both countries, and that is why they demand that Nicolás Maduro’s regime fully open the border.