Venezuela and Colombia have started closing their shared border every night for a month, in hopes to curb the smuggling of subsidised food and gasoline to Colombia.

The measure is important because of the dramatic difference in the price of essential goods in both countries.

A litre of gasoline in Venezuela is just under two cents, while in Colombia it costs $1.12.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta on the Venezuela-Colombia border, where opinions remain divided on the issue.

Source: Al Jazeera