A man sells arepas as Colombian soldiers patrol the border bewteen Colombia and Venezuela, in Paraguachon, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expanded an anti-smuggling offensive along the country's frontier with Colombia, and ordered another main crossing, this one in Paraguachon, closed Monday night as part of a two-week-old anti-smuggling offensive.
A man sells arepas as Colombian soldiers patrol the border bewteen Colombia and Venezuela, in Paraguachon, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expanded an anti-smuggling offensive along the country's frontier with Colombia, and ordered another main crossing, this one in Paraguachon, closed Monday night as part of a two-week-old anti-smuggling offensive. Fernando Vergara AP
A man sells arepas as Colombian soldiers patrol the border bewteen Colombia and Venezuela, in Paraguachon, Colombia, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expanded an anti-smuggling offensive along the country's frontier with Colombia, and ordered another main crossing, this one in Paraguachon, closed Monday night as part of a two-week-old anti-smuggling offensive. Fernando Vergara AP

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