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Visit with a complicated friend

Federal President of Germany, Steinmeier sees himself as a "friend of the Colombians". In his talks in Bogotá, however, this is almost just the conflict in th

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Visit with a complicated friend
Federal President of Germany, Steinmeier sees himself as a "friend of the Colombians". In his talks in Bogotá, however, this is almost just the conflict in the neighboring country of Venezuela. There is a "genocide is taking place in the view of Colombia's President Duque". the Boris Herrmann, Bogotá Boris Herrmann

Born in 1978 in Karlsruhe, Germany. Studies in Berlin and Seville. Internship at the Berliner Zeitung, starting in 2008, Deputy head of Sport at the Berliner Zeitung. From 2010 to 2014, employees of the sports editors of the süddeutsche Zeitung. Since 2015, Latin America correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro.

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"I am and remain a friend of the Colombians", this took the knowledge Frank-Walter Steinmeier, from his discussions in the Casa de Nariño, the seat of government in Bogotá. You may assume that the Affection of the Federal President is authentic, he knows Colombia well, in his time as foreign Minister, he supported the peace process. For this reason, Steinmeier also know that it is not a country that has it with himself quite easily. And then it is also right next to Venezuela.

In the Colombian border town of Cúcuta to a head the power struggle to Caracas. 100 tons of urgently needed relief supplies are stuck there because of Venezuela head of state, Nicolás Maduro has blocked you. His opponent Juan Guiadó everything in turn to bring these containers into the country, because then he would have proved that he, and not Maduro control the borders. At the same time, the United States is threatening more or less subtly in order to move troops on Colombian soil, if necessary, to the next door military to clean up. Steinmeier wanted to visit on this trip to South America, actually, only Colombia and Ecuador, but he is also in the middle of the Venezuela crisis landed.

After the reception of the host rushes in the USA

the right-wing conservative Colombian President Iván Duque is in this context, is not a uncomplicated friend, Steinmeier during his talks in Bogotá. Duque replied to the friendly greeting by the Federal President, in all due courtesy, before he left his guest alone, and to the airport, hurried, in order to maintain an even closer friendship to Donald Trump. Also in Washington it was, of course, Venezuela./p>

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