[Video] April 15 webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border: The Battle of Apure

Webinar audio (English)


Webinar recording (Spanish Audio)


Check out the write up at Orinoco Tribune:

Mayor of La Victoria: ‘Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Use Robin Hood Modus Operandi to Engage with Locals’


Webinar Announcement:

The armed aggression of criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Once the Venezuelan military regained control of the area, they uncovered cocaine producing labs.
Join us to hear the details about the current situation in the city of La Victoria and the measures that the Venezuelan state is taking to defend the integrity of its territory.
José María Romero, known as “Chema” is the mayor of the Páez municipality, Apure state, and a central figure in this new battle in defense of the Bolivarian revolution. He will be talking with us about the events that have occurred in recent weeks on the border between Colombia and Venezuela.
Some facts:

On March 21 of this year, Operation Bolivarian Shield 2021 began in La Victoria, Apure State, against a Colombian drug trade group, which tried to violate the national sovereignty of Venezuela.
March 21 landmines kill, a Major and a Lieutenant of the Bolivarian Army.
March 23, terrorists destroy with explosives the headquarters of SENIAT, an institution that collects taxes in the area and destroy a tollbooth.
March 24, they attack with explosives a truck of Venezuelan the electric company.
March 28 the terrorists destroy a military checkpoint in an area called Tres Esquinas and also destroy the military checkpoint in the farm called El Chacre.
On April 1, they destroy a tank with self-propelled grenades

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Council of Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)