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Venezuelans to receive aid next week

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/13/19, 10:02 am

Venezuelan National Assembly Leader Juan Guaidó promised at a rally Tuesday in Caracas that more humanitarian aid will arrive Feb. 23 and urged the military to allow entry. Guaidó said he will mobilize caravans of supporters to transport food and medicine into the country from the bordering Colombian city of Cúcuta. He also said a second batch of aid will come from across the Brazilian border. The opposition leader, who is serving as interim president since invoking a clause in the Venezuelan Constitution, issued a “direct order” for the armed forces not to block the aid.

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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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Expert: West should be ‘wary’ of pope’s UAE visit

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/08/19, 04:36 pm

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The West should be wary of the tolerance agenda surrounding the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Abu Dhabi this week, writes Hudson fellow and religious freedom expert Nina Shea. “I see this as a process of responding to religious extremism in the region that follows up on the Marrakesh Declaration led by moderate Sunnis,” said Thomas K.

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