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Source: Reuters

Indigenous Pemon on Venezuela's border with Brazil vow to let aid in

Sunday 21:48 GMT

Venezuela’s Pemon, an indigenous people living along the border with Brazil, are determined to allow into the embattled country any foreign aid that may arrive, even if that means a showdown with Venezuelan security forces and the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

“If humanitarian aid arrives and is prevented from entering, we will suspend the entry of government trucks too,” said Angel Paez, a Pemon leader from the Akurimo territory of Gran Sabana.

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Source: DW

US military planes carrying aid arrive near Venezuelan border

Today 09:55 GMT

In lieu of Guaido's humanitarian push, Maduro has asked the military to reinforce the border and denounced the aid as a "booby trap" and a cover for a planned US military invasion. "They hang us, steal our money and then say 'here, grab these crumbs' and make a global show out of it," Maduro told The Associated Press on Thursday, in reference to how the US has hurt his government financially.

Self-declared interim President Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid into the country and set up a volunteer network for citizens to participate.

2 Articles
Source: DW

US military planes carrying aid arrive near Venezuelan border

Today 09:55 GMT

In lieu of Guaido's humanitarian push, Maduro has asked the military to reinforce the border and denounced the aid as a "booby trap" and a cover for a planned US military invasion. "They hang us, steal our money and then say 'here, grab these crumbs' and make a global show out of it," Maduro told The Associated Press on Thursday, in reference to how the US has hurt his government financially.

Self-declared interim President Juan Guaido has vowed to bring aid into the country and set up a volunteer network for citizens to participate.

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Source: The Guradian

US aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia, but delivery uncertain

Today 09:55 GMT

A US military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuela has landed in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta, where food and medicine is being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.

It remains unclear whether Maduro, who has called the aid a US-orchestrated show and denies any crisis, will allow the supplies to cross into Venezuela. The acting US defence secretary, Patrick Shanahan, said on Saturday the US used military aircraft to send aid to the Venezuelan border in Colombia because of the urgency of the humanitarian needs.


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