Colombian police help fellow citizens carry their belongings across the Tachira River into Colombia’s community of La Parada, across the border with San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees.
Colombian police help fellow citizens carry their belongings across the Tachira River into Colombia’s community of La Parada, across the border with San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees. Efrain Patino AP
Colombian police help fellow citizens carry their belongings across the Tachira River into Colombia’s community of La Parada, across the border with San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to extend a crackdown on illegal migrants from neighboring Colombia he blames for rampant crime and widespread shortages, while authorities across the border struggled to attend to droves of returning deportees. Efrain Patino AP

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