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Venezuelan opposition leader welcomes aid

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/12/19, 12:15 pm

Venezuelan National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó announced Monday evening the first round of humanitarian aid had arrived in the country despite an active ban by embattled President Nicolás Maduro. Guaidó, who is serving as interim president since invoking a clause in the Venezuelan Constitution, posted photos of the supplies, saying the nutritional supplements would provide 1.7 million rations for thousands of children and pregnant women.

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Maduro blocks aid to Venezuela

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/07/19, 10:30 am

Venezuelan authorities on Thursday continued to barricade a key border crossing with Colombia to prevent aid from entering the country. The military used a tanker and two large containers to block the Tienditas Bridge. National Assembly Leader Juan Guaidó, who invoked a clause in the Venezuelan Constitution to become interim president, had promised to bring much-needed food and medicine into the country. Inflation in Venezuela tops 1 million percent, and the country suffers from food and medicine shortages.

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European nations raise pressure on Maduro

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/04/19, 10:42 am

Several more European Union nations on Monday recognized Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president after embattled dictator Nicolás Maduro ignored a Sunday deadline to call for new elections. Britain, France, Germany, and Spain all urged Maduro to allow a national vote or resign. “We are working for the return of full democracy in Venezuela: human rights, elections, and no more political prisoners,” Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told reporters in Madrid. Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden also threw support behind Guaidó.

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