Colombia's borders will be closed ahead of planned mass demonstrations later this week.

Director General of Migration Colombia Christian Kruger visited the Venezuela border region near Cucuta on Wednesday.

He said the authorities would prosecute those who "commit crimes and criminal acts in our country".

The government announced the move after it received intelligence that foreign actors were seeking to infiltrate the planned anti-government marches.

The border closure, which began at midnight on Wednesday and runs until Friday early morning, will apply to land and river crossing points with Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela.

Regional neighbours Ecuador and Chile have experienced waves of unrest, while Venezuela is still mired in economic troubles.

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