BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Venezuela and Colombia moved to re-establish relations that were severed in 2019 when the U.S. and its closest allies moved to isolate Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime.
The resumption of relations between the South American neighbors marks a turn for Colombia, the U.S.’s longtime top partner in Latin America. Under newly elected President Gustavo Petro, Colombia has pledged to steer away from the Washington-led pressure campaign against Mr. Maduro’s authoritarian government. The resumption of diplomacy means that all large countries in the Americas, save for the U.S., Canada and Brazil, have resumed diplomatic relations with Venezuela.
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