Venezuelan courts have dropped all charges against hundreds of demonstrators detained during anti-government protests that wracked the South American country this spring.
Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread.
Colombia's foreign minister says Venezuela decided unilaterally to close the countries' shared border nightly, and her government does not believe it will have the desired effect of diminishing food and gasoline smuggling.
Venezuelan's decision to close its border with Colombia at night to fight contraband is drawing complaints from both sides of the frontier.
Venezuela will close its border with Colombia at night to crack down on the smuggling of oil and food.
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