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Gideon Long in Bogotá

A torn flag hangs outside the building that once served as the Venezuelan consulate in Bogotá, the garden is overgrown and the doors shut. The embassy is similarly closed. Ever since Venezuela broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia in February, it has had no representation here.

Yet across town, a different Venezuelan envoy is at work. Humberto Calderón Berti is not the representative of the de facto government of President Nicolás Maduro but of the rival administration of opposition leader Juan Guaidó.