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Young men carry luggage from Venezuela into Colombia under the Simón Bolívar International Bridge. Tensions are rising in this border area, where many Venezuelans are seeking refuge and are anxious for change back home. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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'Time To Act': Venezuelans Who Fled To Colombia Are Eager To Oust Maduro

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Colombian police escort a Venezuelan soldier into Cúcuta, Colombia. The soldier surrendered at a bridge crossing the Venezuela-Colombia border, where people tried to carry humanitarian aid into Venezuela on Feb. 23. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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1,000 Venezuelan Armed Forces Have Fled Across Border, Says Colombian Government

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A damaged door frame is seen at the home of Roberto Marrero in Caracas on Thursday. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says his chief of staff was detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. diplomats began the exodus from the Caracas, Venezuela, embassy earlier this week. On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the last remaining American diplomats have left the country. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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A U.S. flag flies outside the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, in January. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that all remaining embassy personnel would be withdrawn this week. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Protesters took to the streets Saturday with tensions rising between opposition leader Juan Guaidó and President Nicolás Maduro, as crisis-wracked Venezuela began to emerge from the chaos of an electricity blackout. Matias Delacroix/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke billows from aid trucks set on fire on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, on Feb. 23. Edinson Estupiñán/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This 2018 photo released by Florida-based WPLG TV shows U.S. journalist Cody Weddle in Caracas, Venezuela. Weddle was seized by security forces at his apartment early Wednesday, according to lawyers and press freedom groups. AP hide caption

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Venezuelans take part in a rally in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 2 to show support for the movement to push Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro out of office. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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'We're Leaving Out Of Necessity': Venezuelans Top List Of Asylum-Seekers In Spain

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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó waves to supporters from inside a car as he leaves his hotel next to his wife, Fabiana Rosales, in Salinas, Ecuador, on Sunday. Rodrigo Buendia /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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