Venezuela: 700 Starved Women March Across Colombian Border Demanding Food



Frances Martel – July 7, 2016

Hundreds of Venezuelan women from the western state of Táchira crossed the border into Colombia illegally, demanding the ability to buy food. Once there, the women purchased basic goods like flour and milk and marched home.
Reports suggest that border officials on both sides did little to impede their march, though they were significantly outnumbered. The BBC puts the number of women marching at 500, while local Colombian outlet NTN24 put the number at 700. Most of the women speaking to the media identified as mothers, and many were wearing white, a color associated with anti-communist female protesters in Cuba.