FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro points towards Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during a joint press conference after a bilateral meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Santos has been trying to repair commercial ties to Venezuela. Trade between the neighbors had fallen by 70 percent in recent years amid sour relations as Santos' predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, bucked the regional trend by vocally criticizing the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro points towards Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during a joint press conference after a bilateral meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Santos has been trying to repair commercial ties to Venezuela. Trade between the neighbors had fallen by 70 percent in recent years amid sour relations as Santos' predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, bucked the regional trend by vocally criticizing the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. AP
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro points towards Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos during a joint press conference after a bilateral meeting in Cartagena, Colombia. Santos has been trying to repair commercial ties to Venezuela. Trade between the neighbors had fallen by 70 percent in recent years amid sour relations as Santos' predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, bucked the regional trend by vocally criticizing the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. AP

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