A member of the Venezuelan National Guard who defected to Colombia is escorted by a Colombian policeman near the Simon Bolivar cross-border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia. Photo: Reuters

Hundreds of Venezuelan troops desert to Colombia as crisis puts conscience before duty

  • Defections come as the Venezuelan opposition puts pressure on the military to recognise congress leader Juan Guaido as the nation’s rightful president
Topic |   Venezuelan crisis

TOP PICKS

A member of the Venezuelan National Guard who defected to Colombia is escorted by a Colombian policeman near the Simon Bolivar cross-border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia. Photo: Reuters
READ FULL ARTICLE