CBN News Reporter Attacked, Nearly Kidnapped by Maduro Thugs on Venezuela Border
CUCUTA, Colombia – The lighting are beginning to come again on in portions of Caracas – Venezuela’s capital. But the prolonged energy outage and ongoing meals disaster have despatched a tidal wave of humanity fleeing the rustic to neighboring Brazil and Colombia.
Here within the border the city of Cucuta, thugs paid by Venezuelan Dictator Nicholas Maduro’s regime are concentrated on other people for theft and kidnapping.
As the USA embassy pulled its last staff out of Caracas on Tuesday, this CBN News reporter went again to the border the place assist shipments have been burned by Venezuelan troops two weeks in the past.
The border between Venezuela and Colombia is now formally closed. The bridge that had tens of 1000’s of other people crossing it when I used to be right here two weeks in the past is now necessarily empty.
Now those refugees are discovering new tactics to move the border, risking the entirety to move in tough places. We noticed masses creating a water-crossing.
But crossing illegally is fraught with chance. These other people say they’re preyed upon by individuals of legal biker gangs referred to as Colectivos, who fortify Nicolas Maduro, and price a charge and even rob other people seeking to get throughout. And they are not exaggerating.
As I used to be filming alongside the riverbank, I used to be attacked by 3 males who attempted to pull me into Venezuela. There have been a number of indicators that those attackers have been tied to the regime – as an example, they have been smoking cigarettes which maximum Venezuelans can not have the funds for since they are suffering to continue to exist.
While my digicam was once damaged within the disagreement, I used to be ready to break out from my attackers they usually fled again around the river. But it was once a formidable lesson in how Maduro’s brutal regime makes use of its energy in opposition to those other people on a daily basis.
Chuck Holton is a former Army Ranger and a CBN News contributing correspondent. Please bear in mind to hope for the security of CBN News correspondents on task around the globe.
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