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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.

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Source: Global News

Canada will reinforce a ‘rules-based international order,’ Freeland says

Today 09:55 GMT

Freeland says she pushed for end to steel, aluminum tariffs in meeting with Nancy Pelosi. The approach is necessary as Canada strives to reinforce the “rules-based international order,” Freeland said in a conference call with reporters as she wrapped up her time at the Munich Security Conference. “We also think we need to … bring together specific coalitions around specific issues,” she said, listing the Lima Group – which helped empower Venezuela’s opposition in its fight against President Nicolas Maduro – as an example of Canada doing just that.

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Source: The Guradian

Nicolás Maduro claims foes 'totally failed' to topple him as efforts falter

Thursday 18:10 GMT

Venezuela’s embattled leader, Nicolás Maduro, has claimed he has seen off a dramatic opposition challenge to his rule, as those efforts appeared to falter and the United States conceded it was “impossible to predict” how long he might remain in power. In an interview with Euronews, Maduro boasted that his political foes had “failed totally” in their quest to topple him.

He claimed international pressure meant “there is a storm brewing inside the Maduro regime that will eventually bring it to an end”. But while Abrams said Washington was “hopeful and confident” of Maduro’s demise he admitted it was “impossible to predict” when it might come.

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Source: The Guradian

Can Juan Guaidó save Venezuela from ‘cruel dictatorship’?

Saturday 08:03 GMT

In an interview with the Guardian, Juan Guaidó – now recognised as Venezuela’s legitimate interim president by more than 50 governments – insisted his country’s march into a new political era was unstoppable and Maduro’s “cruel dictatorship” doomed.

“I don’t see how [it is over] ... In fact, I’d venture to say change in Venezuela is irreversible ... Never before in Venezuela have we had such an important opportunity to achieve democratic change,” said the 35-year-old lawmaker who has been catapulted to fame since declaring himself Venezuela’s rightful leader on 23 January. “I believe he is utterly detached from reality – constantly contradicting himself in his speeches – and this is a worry when we are seeking a peaceful transition,” Guaidó added of Maduro.


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