Colombia is struggling to adapt to its new role as a destination for migrants from Venezuela fleeing political turmoil by crossing the 1378-mile-long border

From the moment it opens at 8am each day, the Símon Bolívar bridge between Venezuela and Colombia heaves with people.

Up to 25,000 Venezuelans come to the sweltering border town of Cúcuta each day – many of them lugging empty suitcases to buy basic foodstuffs such as rice, flour and pasta that they cannot find back home.

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